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By Don S. Browning, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Non secular traditions play a crucial function within the lives of many American teenagers. during this selection of essays, major students display for the 1st time how a number of religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to aid advisor young ones and their mom and dad in navigating the possibilities and demanding situations of yank lifestyles. The ebook examines ten religions, between different subject matters. in basic terms through discussing the original demanding situations confronted via all religions, and their fans, will we take step one towards a better figuring out for we all.

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See, for example, Carol E. Lytch, Choosing Church: What Makes a Difference for Teens (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 200); Susan Ridgely Bales, When I Was a Child: Children’s Interpretations of First Communion (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2005); Christian Smith and Melinda Denton, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). . Faith Robertson Elliot, The Family: Change or Continuity? (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Atlantic Press International, 1986), 35–38.

Matthews, The Philosophy of Childhood (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 199). In literature: Patricia Holland, Picturing Childhood: The Myth of the Child in Popular Imagery (London and New York: Taurus, 200). 1. See, for example, Smith and Denton, Soul Searching. The National Study of Youth and Religion, funded by the Lilly Endowment, is under the direction of Dr. Christian Smith and Dr. org/) 15. See, for example, Elizabeth M. Dowling and W. org/) and its recent publication, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Pamela Ebstyne King, Linda Wagener, and Peter L.

Evans (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002), 27–53. The other possible interpretation of this data is that mainliners are, on the whole, less active churchgoers than evangelicals. See, for example, Christian Smith, American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), 51–63. 6. Nancy Ammerman, “Golden Rule Christianity: Lived Religion in the American Mainstream,” in Lived Religion in America: Toward a History of Practice, ed. David D.

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