Verbum et Ecclesia
versão On-line ISSN 1609-9982
GENADE, Aldred A.. Titus 3:3 as self-vilification: A rhetorical option. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.31, n.1, pp. 1-5. ISSN 1609-9982. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.346.
The rhetorical function of the vice list in Titus 3:3 remains to be accounted for. This article proposes that self-vilification, a novel rhetorical technique, be considered to investigate and propose a rhetorical function for Titus 3:3. The result is the identification and formulation of the overarching rhetorical objective of the verse in its totality. Titus 3:3 expresses a valuable corrective to Christian attitudes that could compromise the evangelistic or missiological mandate of the Church today.
Palavras-chave : Retoriek; Titus; vilifikasie; retoriese analise; evangelisasie; sending.