kerygma

noun
ke·​ryg·​ma | \ kə-ˈrig-mə How to pronounce kerygma (audio) \

Definition of kerygma

: the apostolic proclamation of salvation through Jesus Christ

Other Words from kerygma

kerygmatic \ ˌker-​ig-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce kerygmatic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of kerygma

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kerygma

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

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“Kerygma.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kerygmatic?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=k&file=kerygm02. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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