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kerygma

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noun ke·ryg·ma \kə-ˈrig-mə\

Definition of kerygma

  1. :  the apostolic proclamation of salvation through Jesus Christ

kerygmatic

play \ˌker-ig-ˈma-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of kerygma

Greek kērygma, from kēryssein to proclaim, from kēryx herald — more at caduceus


First Known Use: 1889


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