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Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book aims to provide new insights on the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. It presents the main findings of the National Study of Youth and Religion, a research project on the ... More


Introduction

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the lack of attention given to the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. It then provides a brief description of the National ... More


A History of Religion

Nancy Levene

in Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226507361
eISBN:
9780226507675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226507675.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 2 considers the quest to formulate religion as a generic category, inclusive without distinction. Such a religion is constituted for the purpose of escaping the domination and distortion of ... More


Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses some of the possible implications of the National Study of Youth and Religion’s survey for communities of faith. Religious communities should stop presuming that U.S. teenagers ... More


Is Moralistic Therapeutic Deism the New Religion of American Youth? Implications for the Challenge of Religious Socialization and Reproduction

Christian Smith

in Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For the last four years, through the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR), the author has been intensely researching the religious and spiritual lives of teenagers ... More


Current Expressions of American Jewish Identity: An Analysis of 114 Teenagers

Philip Schwadel

in Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the characteristics of 114 American teenagers' Jewish identities using data from the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR). The NSYR includes a ... More


Scriptures and Histories

Jonathan Z. Smith and Christopher I. Lehrich

in On Teaching Religion: Essays by Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944293
eISBN:
9780190258375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199944293.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents Jonathan Z. Smith's account of his appreciation for the work of Wilfred Cantwell Smith. He reflects on W. C. Smith's article “The Study of Religion and the Study of the Bible” ... More


Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Taylor G. Petrey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656229
eISBN:
9781469656243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656229.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Taylor G. Petrey’s trenchant history takes a landmark step forward in documenting and theorizing about Latter-day Saints (LDS) teachings on gender, sexual difference, and marriage. Drawing on deep ... More


Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church

Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199341078
eISBN:
9780199366972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341078.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book provides an in-depth description and analysis of American Catholics (and ex-Catholics) ages 18–23. The main focus is on their religious and spiritual lives but also includes an examination ... More


Back-Pocket God: Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of Emerging Adults

Melinda Lundquist Denton, Richard Flory, and Christian Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190064785
eISBN:
9780190064815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064785.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What do the religious and spiritual lives of American young people look like as they reach their mid to late 20s, enter the full-time job market, and start families? In Back Pocket God, the authors ... More


Pursuing Social Justice in the Academy and Higher Education

Nicholas K. Rademacher

in Paul Hanly Furfey: Priest, Scientist, Social Reformer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276769
eISBN:
9780823277292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276769.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the years leading to Furfey’s retirement, he adapted his vision for the sociology department at CUA to make broader claims about the social justice mission for Catholic higher education. He ... More


Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Heike Behrend, Anja Dreschke, and Martin Zillinger (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume explores the interferences of trance mediums and new technical media to add a new perspective to the ongoing debates on the “renaissance of the religious” which has been challenging ... More


In Our Own Image: Anthropomorphism, Apophaticism, and Ultimacy

Wesley J. Wildman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198815990
eISBN:
9780191853524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815990.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In Our Own Image is a work of comparative philosophical theology answering three questions. First, it is a study of the roles anthropomorphism and apophaticism play in the construction of conceptual ... More


Introduction: Trance Mediums and New Media

Heike Behrend and Martin Zillinger

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ongoing debates about the “return of religion” have paid little attention to the orgiastic and enthusiastic qualities of religiosity, despite a significant increase in the use of techniques of trance ... More


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