Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The proclamation of religious truths, especially as taught in the Gospels.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A proclamation; preaching; specifically, Christian preaching.

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  • noun The Apostolic proclamation of religious truths, especially as taught in the Gospels.

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  • noun preaching the gospel of Christ in the manner of the early church

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek kērugma, preaching, proclamation, from kērux, kērug-, herald.]

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From Ancient Greek κῆρυγμα ("proclamation, preaching"), from κηρυσσω (kerusso, "I proclaim, preach"), from κῆρυξ (kēruks, "herald")

Examples

  • The original function of the sermon was evangelism, as seen in the Greek word kerygma which means "proclamation" (of the Good News). "

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  • They eventually compiled and left behind documents testifying to the understanding that they proclaimed — their "kerygma," to use the term of art.

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  • They eventually compiled and left behind documents testifying to the understanding that they proclaimed — their "kerygma," to use the term of art.

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  • They eventually compiled and left behind documents testifying to the understanding that they proclaimed — their "kerygma," to use the term of art.

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  • His response moves through three steps: a recall of the basic "kerygma" about

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  • (verses 24-25); the proclamation of the Gospel or "kerygma" in the proper sense

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  • (verses 24-25); the proclamation of the Gospel or "kerygma" in the proper sense

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  • "How many families ... have been helped to rediscover the joy of faith and the enthusiasm of evangelical witness through the announcement of the 'kerygma' and the rediscovery of Baptism!

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  • Christianity, the religion that is nothing if not a collective response to the person and persona of Jesus in history, ought to be a wellspring of egalitarian kerygma and joyful freedom.

    Christopher Cocca: The Oldest Injustice

  • Christianity, the religion that is nothing if not a collective response to the person and persona of Jesus in history, ought to be a wellspring of egalitarian kerygma and joyful freedom.

    Christopher Cocca: The Oldest Injustice

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