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Verbum et Ecclesia

versão On-line ISSN 1609-9982

Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.31 no.1 Pretoria  2010

http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.346 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

Titus 3:3 as selfvilifikasie: 'n Retoriese opsie

 

Titus 3:3 as self-vilification: A rhetorical option

 

 

Aldred A. Genade

Fakulteit Teologie, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Antieke Tale, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom Kampus, Suid-Afrika

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ABSTRACT

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.

Keywords: Retoriek; Titus; vilifikasie; retoriese analise; evangelisasie; sending


 

 

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Correspondence:
Aldred Genade
Fakulteit Teologie, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Antieke Tale
Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom Kampus
Posbus 20004
Noordbrug
Suid-Afrika
Email: aldredg@gmail.com

Received: 10 Nov. 2009
Accepted: 26 June 2010
Published: 05 Oct. 2010

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