A discourse community is a group of people that are involved in and communicate about a particular topic, issue, or in a particular field. I chose to do my discourse community ethnography on the dance community. The reason why I chose the dance community is because I find it amazing how a group of people can convey an idea or a message without saying a word, just through dancing. The definition of dance is to move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps. There are many dance styles from the more traditional like contemporary and hip-hop, to the lesser known like African jazz and waacking.
Discourse communities play a big role in life and how humans interact in general. A discourse community refers to a group of people who have language, life patterns, culture, and communication in common with each other. The idea of a discourse community has also been used to bring people of different orientations together, like family members, students, or committees. All of these types of people might have different standards of living, like their level of income, education, and work abilities. Discourse community can also refer to a speech community, because the main feature of a discourse community is communication. A discourse community can include groups of different regional areas that may or may not share norms and living patterns
All over the world, many people practice a religion of their choice. With any religion people participate in many rituals that show their commitment to their religion. Amongst the five major religions of the world, which are Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, they are all significant to what people believe in. Each of them include rituals, places of worship, a God or Gods, and so much more. The five major religions of the world each have key characteristics that highlight both their similarities and differences.
Discourse communities are groups of people with a unique point of view. There are many discourse communities around your everyday life. These communities are part of the entire human environment. Many discourse communities are distinctly large due to all the societies wanting the same things. My discourse communities are mostly Facebook.
Through the close study of two of the aspects shown in the diagram, their contributions allow Christianity to be considered a living religious tradition. The significant contributions of Pope John XXIII, during both his papal and Pre-papal life have had everlasting effects on not only Catholicism, but Christianity as a whole and lead to the sense of Christianity being a living religious tradition. His works include two Papal encyclicals, Mater et Magistra and Pacem in Terris, along with his work being Apostolic Delegate of Greece and Turkey. Moreover, The significant practice of Baptism has further contributed to Christian being considered a living religious tradition as it accounts for the premise of most Christian beliefs to be initiated, especially in terms of salvation and affirming the beliefs in the trinity and following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Christianity is the most widely worshiped religion in the world, with over 2 billion believers backing the group and upholding the overall belief of God. Christians believe that God is there one true deity and that he is their creator. God created the world, he crated mankind in his image, and he shaped everyone and everything to what it is today. He sent his only son Jesus down to earth to die for our sins on the cross so that we could live and forever be forgiven for our sins. The question to this essay is what is the nature of God? What is God like for a Christian believer? Three key beliefs that I will be discussing to explain what God is like for a Christian is: Creator, Trinity/Triune and Saviour/Redeemer. Also a few similarities and differences will be included to show what we do and don’t have in common with religion of Hinduism.
In the Swales document we looked at in class, a discourse community has a set of common goals (Discourse Community). In high school basketball, the goal is to win the state championship. Also, a discourse community uses a specific jargon (Discourse Community). We see this in the rules and how some players and coaches communicate. Finally, a discourse community has its new members learn from experienced members (Discourse Community). This is evident when we talk about learning the fundamentals from the coaches. High school basketball can be a very diverse discourse community because while every team has different ways of doing things, they all have the same end goal of being the state champions. Basketball has always
Is Christianity the right way, or is it just another path that leads to nothing? Is Christianity simply just another religion made up by people to give them hope? Well, when looking into the history of Christianity as well as he evidence, we can see that Christianity is actually the one truth. The natural evidence is found throughout the earth through creation. The historical evidence is found through the Bible and historical documents. Through logic, we can truly be convinced that Christianity is indeed true.
I grew up in a very religious Hispanic and Irish family where there was really no way in avoiding becoming a part of the Catholic church. I was baptized at a very young age, not even knowing what that symbolized in my life. Growing up I was ushered to and from Church and Sunday school, Catechism, and First Communion classes. I was an Angel in our churches’ yearly Christmas play and once even played the virgin Mary. I was taught of the Ten Commandments and ‘reminded’ at every opportunity to follow them, and for 13 years of my life, I did just that. I stood on my pedestal of devout Christianity and looked down upon anyone not as worthy as my religion said I was. Being raised in a strict religious household, caused me to be an obstinate and contemptuous person growing up. Rules were set for my life that God had wanted all good Christians to follow, and I being told thats who I was supposed to be, followed them without question. I guffawed and shunned any possibility that I was expelling good people from my life based on the crap that I was taught to believe, and did for a very long time. I was essentially bullying people in the name of Christianity.
Christianity is a transcendent religion and Christians believe that the purpose of life is for gods glory and the followers need to praise, worship and proclaim god’s greatness and accomplish his will. Christians believe that god is the creator of life and death and the individuals personality is specific to the universe. Christians believe reading the bible (including the old testament and new testament) teaches them the way of life and it comforts, guides, corrects and encourages the way we should live. Christians ultimate goal is to unite with god in heaven during their afterlife and by following Jesus, they will be able to resurrect after death and rise into heaven. They believe that they will be judged in their afterlife about all the
Before taking this class I had very little formal training on the key beliefs of Christianity. I was baptized Protestant, but did not know what that meant and instead of going to Bible class on Sundays I would practice with the Children’s choir. When I got older I started going to Catholic mass with other members of my family, but all that I knew about mass there was that I wasn’t allowed to take communion. After not going to any mass at all for years I took a religious history course at the Community College of Philadelphia. Both the history course and a later world religions course I took there helped me to understand other religions better. Regrettably, I still was missing a lot of basic fundamentals as to what being a Christian meant. I had never read the Bible, nor did I understand the implications of the text. During our in-depth
The life of a pilgrim is not the way people usually think it is . What does being a pilgrim actually mean? According to the English dictionary, the word pilgrim is: a person who journeys to a sacred place for a religious reason. Being a Christian may not always seem like going to a sacred place or journeying to distant places. Becoming a Christian is not always converting after we see a great thing or after we stop using drugs. Sometimes becoming a Christian is as little as saying yes on your father’s knee. Sometimes becoming a Christian is easy ,but there are times that we all struggle with something. That struggle might be about Jesus coming back to earth and having joy about it.