ke·​ryg·​ma kə-ˈrig-mə How to pronounce kerygma (audio)
: the apostolic proclamation of salvation through Jesus Christ
kerygmatic adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kerygma was in 1889

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“Kerygma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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