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Judge not, that ye be not judged: En kvantitativ, retorikanalys av Westboro Baptist Church syn på människan i egenpublicerat material
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Judge not, that ye be not judged : A quantitative rhetorical analysis of Westboro Baptist Church´s view of humanity (English)
Abstract [sv]

I denna uppsats fördjupar jag mig i hur Westboro Baptist Church ser på människan och hur rörelsen övertygar omvärlden hur en människan ska leva. Uppsatsen är byggd på öppna brev ifrån Westboro Baptist Church som de har publicerat på deras hemsida. Breven behandlar vad Westboro Baptist Church anser vara mänsklighetens syndfulla levnadssätt och ger reprimander mot såväl stora som små aktörer i samhällets kretsar.

Målet med uppsatsen är att ge förståelse för hur Westboro Baptist Church kan med hjälp av retoriken knyta samman sin gemenskap, och överleva när hela världen står emot dem. Genom Bergers teori om nomos och den klassiska retorikens tre grundpelare ämnar uppsatsen ge en bild av hur rörelser kan med hjälp av retorikkonsten hålla en rörelse levande trots att de står ensamma mot världen. 

Abstract [en]

In this exam paper I seek a deeper understanding of how the Westboro Baptist Church views human life and how the Westboro Baptist Church tries to convince the world through their rhetoric. The paper is based on open letters by the church which have been published on their website. In the letters Westboro Baptist Church write about, what they think, are the most sinful parts of a human’s life, and they give guidelines as to how people should correct their habits and live a good Christian life. These letters of correction are sent out to people in the social arena, both big and small.

The goal of the paper is to give a deeper understanding of how Westboro Baptist Church can keep their congregation alive through its rhetoric, and survive when the whole world is against them. With the help of Peter Berger’s theory of nomos and the three basic focal points of classical rhetorical analysis, this exam aims to give a better picture of how a closely knit group can remain functional when the whole world hates them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , p. 40
Keywords [sv]
Westboro Baptist Church, WBC, Levnadsregler, Religionssociologi, Retorikanalys, Nomos
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-49679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-49679DiVA, id: diva2:903818
Subject / course
Religious Studies
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Presentation
2016-01-14, Platon, Trummenvägen 3, Växjö, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-02-18 Created: 2016-02-10 Last updated: 2016-02-18Bibliographically approved

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