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The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults

Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190931353
eISBN:
9780190931384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931353.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Few realize how much Americans’ journey through their twenties has changed during the past half-century or understand how incorrect popular assumptions about young adults’ religious, spiritual, and ... More


Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans

Russell M. Jeung, Seanan S. Fong, and Helen Jin Kim

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190875923
eISBN:
9780190875954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190875923.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Family Sacrifices provides a comprehensive, sociological portrait of Chinese Americans’ most cherished values, practices, and ethics, ultimately illuminating why this ethnic group is the most ... More


The “Nones”: Families of Nonreligious Youth

Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney, and Susan C. Harris

in Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199948659
eISBN:
9780199369867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948659.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The fastest-growing religious category in America is comprised of the not religious: atheists, agnostics, those who are religiously unaffiliated or uninterested, and those who call themselves ... More


Introduction: Judaism, America, Mobility

Shari Rabin

in Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479830473
eISBN:
9781479869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830473.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The introduction presents the case of a single mobile Jew with eclectic religious practices, Edward Rosewater, arguing that he is a compelling if unexpected starting point from which to redescribe ... More


Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

Linda A. Mercadante

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931002
eISBN:
9780199367467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“Nones”—those without religious affiliation—now outnumber even the largest Protestant denominations in America. Many of these “nones” self-identify as “spiritual but not religious” (SBNR). This book ... More


Meet the Twentysomethings

Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley

in The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190931353
eISBN:
9780190931384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931353.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Four young adults with thoughtful religious, spiritual, and secular views are profiled. Maria, a devout Catholic Latina who is a graduate student in speech pathology; Jeremy, an enthusiastic Mainline ... More


Young Adulthood and Religion

Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley

in The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190931353
eISBN:
9780190931384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931353.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The story of Ted, a World War II sailor for the U.S. Navy, and his teenage bride, Dottie, opens the chapter, setting up the contrast with emerging adulthood today. Their early marriage, five ... More


Nones

Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley

in The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190931353
eISBN:
9780190931384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931353.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Relying on in-depth interviews and the National Study of American Twentysomethings, this chapter describes the heterogeneous young adults who are religious unaffiliated. Known in the popular press as ... More


Introduction: Religious Crisis or Spiritual Revolution?

Linda A. Mercadante

in Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931002
eISBN:
9780199367467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931002.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The dramatic rise in the number of religiously unaffiliated, who nevertheless claim to be “spiritual but not religious,” suggests the need to rethink the categories of spirituality and religion. ... More


Waking from the Dream: The Dream of the 1950s and Early 1960s

Linda A. Mercadante

in Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931002
eISBN:
9780199367467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931002.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Whether aberration or heritage, the surge in organized religion during the 1950s and early 1960s still functions as the “gold standard” for many today, especially Protestants and Catholics. Athough ... More


The Interviewees

Linda A. Mercadante

in Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931002
eISBN:
9780199367467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931002.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The interviewees are categorized according to age cohorts and types. Although there were few “nones” who volunteered to be interviewed from “The Greatest Generation” (1901?1924), there were many ... More


Conclusions and Implications: A Mobile Home in the Spiritual Universe

Linda A. Mercadante

in Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931002
eISBN:
9780199367467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931002.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

There is no simple explanation for why the people in this book have felt compelled to minimize the importance of organized religion. Among the many reasons, however, prior research has given ... More


Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones

Elizabeth Drescher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199341221
eISBN:
9780190263331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341221.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The growth of the so-called Nones—people unaffiliated with religious institutions—has captivated religious and political leaders concerned with the implications of a “decline of religion” in the ... More


Introduction: Chinese American Familism and the Theory of Liyi

Russell M. Jeung, Seanan S. Fong, and Helen Jin Kim

in Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190875923
eISBN:
9780190875954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190875923.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 1 introduces two key concepts, familism and liyi, and concludes with methodology and chapter overviews. While nonreligious Chinese Americans are heterogeneous in their worldviews, they are ... More


Conclusion: Implications of Chinese American Familism and Liyi Theory

Russell M. Jeung, Seanan S. Fong, and Helen Jin Kim

in Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190875923
eISBN:
9780190875954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190875923.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion provides a summary of the book chapters, including the genealogy, transmission, translation, and yi and li of Chinese American familism. The conclusion discusses the theoretical ... More


Unto the Third and Fourth Generations

Stephen Bullivant

in Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837947
eISBN:
9780191874598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837947.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In January 2002, the Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team began what would become a series of over 600 reports into sexual abuse and cover-up within the Catholic Church. The cumulative effect of ongoing ... More


Religious Institutionalism—Why Now?

Paul Horwitz and Nelson Tebbe

in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262525
eISBN:
9780190262563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262525.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Group religious freedom claims are growing in number and prominence, despite demographic shifts away from individual affiliation with religious groups. This chapter explores this apparent tension, ... More


Introduction: An American Spiritual Pilgrimage

Elizabeth Drescher

in Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199341221
eISBN:
9780190263331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341221.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The spiritual lives of American Nones follow a path of religious creativity and invention common to not only Nones but also “Somes,” as one might call the religiously affiliated. The author’s journey ... More


Nones beyond the Numbers

Elizabeth Drescher

in Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199341221
eISBN:
9780190263331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341221.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Who are Nones in demographic terms and as they identify themselves? What is meant when one talks about “religious” or “spiritual identity,” and how is this related to affiliation or unaffiliation? ... More


Becoming None: Religiously Manufactured Spiritual Self-Invention

Elizabeth Drescher

in Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America's Nones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199341221
eISBN:
9780190263331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341221.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nones do not come to see themselves as such out of nowhere. However they come to understand themselves as Nones, the unaffiliated have only the resources within their own backgrounds and what they ... More


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