Meaning of kerygma in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈrɪɡmə/

nounplural noun kerygmata/kəˈrɪɡmətə/

  • The preaching or proclamation of the Christian gospel.

    ‘our historical knowledge of Jesus validates the Christian kerygma’
    • ‘The process of mutuality begins with valuing the context of God's people in which the kerygma has been preached.’
    • ‘Discard the myths in which biblical stories are wrapped and hold on to the kerygma to which they point.’
    • ‘This is simply untrue as kerygma and woefully inadequate for churches to teach as social ethics.’
    • ‘It is clear that the fathers were trying to keep a balanced relationship between the kerygma of Jesus and their own historical reality.’
    • ‘The kerygma is articulated through law and gospel.’
    religious teaching, instruction, message


Late 19th century from Greek kērugma, from kērussein ‘proclaim’.