Taking A Closer Look At The
Anthropology 12:00 PM
Observing The Christian Community 1
Taking A Closer Look At The Christian Community
Sunday, a very common day when Christians gather as a community to give praise to the divinity they worship and trust so deeply in. I have chosen to do my project on religion because it is something I have known my whole life. Religion, something I have learned about through my guardians, being in that particular environment and of course through observation. Even though I have learned about much about religion through enculturation I have never observed Sunday gatherings through an anthropological point of view. I will accomplish this project by attending a Christian church and observing the many religious acts and behaviors of these people.
My attempt as I began this project is to keep the subjectiveness to a minimum right along with capturing as many before unseen observations as possible. I start this day by getting ready and making sure I have notebook, pen in hand and an open mind. I arrive at my location. I proceed to walk through the first set of doors of the church. As I walked through a second set of doors I am guided to a hallway, which I follow for about a minute to arrive to a room that was big enough to hold about 65 people. As soon as I reach the end of the hall I am greeted by a man when I reach the door, he then proceeds to shake my hand as he welcomes me into the room. Before I am out of this mans reach he hands me a pamphlet, which I come back to later. I look around the room before taking my seat and count about 30 to 40 people attending this Sunday gathering.
This Sunday gathering consist of many groups, I have spotted a chorus group,
Observing The Christian Community 2
men that preach and the of course those sitting in the crowd, which consist of adults and young kids. All of these groups making this gathering possible and each...