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Kerygma
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1. NT Usage and Background

The Gk. noun kērygma means “proclamation, what is heralded aloud.” There are eight occurrences in the NT, six of them in Paul (1 Cor. 1:21, preaching, the apostle’s priority; 2:4, Christ crucified; 15:14; Rom. 16:25; 2 Tim. 4:17; Titus 1:3) and two in the Synoptics, plus “the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation” in the shorter ending of Mark. Some scholars stres…

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Harnisch, Wolfgang and Reumann, John, “Kerygma”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_K28>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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