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Soul searching : the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers

Author: Christian Smith; Melinda Lundquist Denton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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In most discussions and analyses of American teenage life, one major topic is curiously overlooked--religion. Yet most American teens say that religious faith is important in their lives. What is going on in the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers? What do they actually believe? What religious practices do they engage in? Do they expect to remain loyal to the faith of their parents? Or are they
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Smith; Melinda Lundquist Denton
ISBN: 019518095X 9780195180954 9780195384772 0195384776
OCLC Number: 55947930
Description: x, 346 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Two baptist girls --
Mapping the big picture --
Spiritual seekers, the disengaged, and religiously devoted teens --
God, religion, whatever-on moralistic therapeutic deism --
American adolescent religion in social context --
On Catholic teens --
Adolescent religion and life outcomes.
Responsibility: Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton.
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