The proclamation of religious truths, especially as taught in the Gospels.
Preaching of the Gospel.
Emphasis on the essence and spirit of the Gospel, as in preaching, catechesis, etc.
Other Word Forms
Origin of kerygma
- Greek kērugma preaching, proclamation from kērux kērug- herald
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek κῆρυγμα (kērugma, “proclamation, preaching”), from κηρυσσω (kerusso, “I proclaim, preach”), from κῆρυξ (kēruks, “herald”)