Kerygma

Mauro Meruzzi

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    Abstract

    This article explores the concept of “Kerygma” in the Christian Scriptures, both for a Hindu and Christian audience, within the framework of the dialogue between Somaiya Vidyavihar University and Urban University. The article explains that, in Christian theology, kerygma (Greek word for "announcement, proclamation") has become a technical term for referring to the fundamental datum of faith. Kerygma is a synthesis of the Christian message. In the New Testament, we can distinguish between the kerygma of Jesus, proclaimed by him, and the kerygma about Jesus, announced by the Church. The kerygma of Jesus is centred on the complete lordship of God initiated by Jesus’ ministry (see Mark 1:14-15). The kerygma about Jesus is articulated in the two fundamental moments of the death and resurrection of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 15:3-8). His death (confirmed by the Scriptures) was caused by our sins, and he has the power to free us from sins by his resurrection (also confirmed by the Scriptures and by the apparitions of the risen Lord to a series of qualified witnesses)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHindu-Christian Dictionary
    Subtitle of host publicationEssential Terms for Inter-Religious Dialogue
    EditorsBenedict Kanakapally, Gaetano Sabetta, Kala Acharya, Mariano Iturbe
    Place of PublicationMumbai
    PublisherSomaiya Publications
    Pages119-120
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-8170393009, 9788840150413
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

    Keywords

    • Dictionary
    • kerygma
    • Hinduism
    • Christianity
    • religion
    • religious dialogue
    • faith

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