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Passing on the faith : transforming traditions for the next generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Author: James Heft
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
Series: Abrahamic dialogues series, no. 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Filled with real-world wisdom, 'Passing the Faith' is a resource for anyone seeking to understand what religions must do to inspire a vigorous faith in the next generation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Passing on the faith.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006035677
(OCoLC)74941270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Heft
ISBN: 9780823236640 0823236641 9781429479073 1429479078
OCLC Number: 156194658
Description: 1 online resource (x, 321 pages).
Contents: Introduction : youth and the continuity of religious traditions / James L. Heft --
National and international overviews. Looking for God : religious indifference in perspective / Melchor Sánchez de Toca. Journeys of faith : meeting the challenges in twenty-first-century America / Nancy Ammerman --
Three recent national studies. Is moralistic therapeutic deism the new religion of American youth? : implications for the challenge of religious socialization and reproduction / Christian Smith. The "interior" lives of American college students : preliminary findings from a national study / Jennifer A. Lindholm. Congregations that get it : understanding religious identities in the next generation / Tobin Belzer [and others] --
Passing on the faith to the next generation of Jews. BJ : a portrait of a revitalized synagogue / J. Rolando Matalon. Current expressions of American Jewish identity : an analysis of 114 teenagers / Philip Schwadel --
Passing on the faith to the next generation of Christians. A spiritual crossroads of Europe : the Taizé community's adventure with the young / Brother John of Taizé. Religious identity and belonging amidst diversity and pluralism : challenges and opportunities for church and theology / Peter C. Phan --
Passing on the faith to the next generation of Muslims. Identity and community in a new generation : the Muslim community in the early seventh century and today / Ghada Osman. Making safe space for questioning for young American Muslims / Amira Quraishi. Second-generation Muslim immigrants in Detroit mosques : the second generation's search for their place and identity in the American mosque / Ihsan Bagby --
Two evaluations of the research. The leisure of worship and the worship of leisure / Jack Miles. Teach your children well : closing observations on constructing religious identity in the next generation / Diane Winston.
Series Title: Abrahamic dialogues series, no. 6.
Responsibility: edited by James L. Heft.

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From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Filled with real-world wisdom, 'Passing the Faith' is a resource for anyone seeking to understand what religions must do to inspire a vigorous faith in the next generation.

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