kerygma definition by Webster's New World
- preaching of the Gospel
- emphasis on the essence and spirit of the Gospel, as in preaching, catechesis, etc.
Origin: Ecclesiastical Greek kērygma, preaching ; from Classical Greek 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
kerygma definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Greek kērugma, preaching, proclamation, from kērux, kērug-, herald.