The Relationship between the First Proclamation and a Kerygmatic type of Catechesis



Słowa kluczowe:

Directory for Catechesis, First Proclamation, Kerygmatic Catechesis


The aim of this paper is to try and highlight the fecund relationship between the first proclamation and a kerygmatic type of catechesis as this is found in the Directory for Catechesis promulgated by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New  Evangelization. In Evangelii Gaudium, the first proclamation has been given a renewed meaning in that it is not only considered as the first proclamation in time, but it is extended as a primary proclamation throughout the life of the person. The kerygmatic type of catechesis posited in the Directory seeks to present Jesus Christ in a way in which is the Good News becomes an accompanying factor throughout the entire life of the person. It is this person-centredness which is at the basis of the relationship between the first proclamation and a kerygmatic type of catechesis.


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