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kerygma

[ki-rig-muh] /kɪˈrɪg mə/
noun, plural kerygmata
[ki-rig-muh-tuh] /kɪˈrɪg mə tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the preaching of the gospel of Christ, especially in the manner of the early church.
2.
the content or message of such preaching.
Also, kerugma
[ki-ruhg-muh] /kɪˈrʌg mə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek kḗrygma proclamation, preaching, equivalent to kēryk-, stem of kērýssein to proclaim + -ma resultative noun suffix
Related forms
kerygmatic
[ker-ig-mat-ik] /ˌkɛr ɪgˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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kerygma

/ˌkeˈriːɡmə/
noun
1.
(Christianity) the essential news of Jesus, as preached by the early Christians to elicit faith rather than to educate or instruct
Word Origin
from Greek: preaching, proclamation
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kerygma

n.

"preaching," 1889, from Greek kerygma "proclamation, preaching," from keryssein "to proclaim," related to keryx "herald."

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