- preaching of the Gospel
- emphasis on the essence and spirit of the Gospel, as in preaching, catechesis, etc.
Origin: Gr(Ec) kērygma, preaching from Gr, a proclamation from kēryssein, to proclaim from kēryx, a herald from Indo-European base an unverified form kar-, to praise loudly from source Old English hrothor, joy
- kerygmatic adjective
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Origin: Greek kērugma, preaching, proclamation, from kērux, kērug-, herald.