< /kɪˈrɪg mə tə/.

  1. the preaching of the gospel of Christ, especially in the manner of the early church.
  2. the content or message of such preaching.


  1. Christianity the essential news of Jesus, as preached by the early Christians to elicit faith rather than to educate or instruct

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

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