Souls in Transition
How important is religion for young people in America today? What are the major influences on their developing spiritual lives? How do their religious beliefs and practices change as young people enter into adulthood? ^ Christian Smith's Souls in Transition...
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How important is religion for young people in America today? What are the major influences on their developing spiritual lives? How do their religious beliefs and practices change as young people enter into adulthood? ^ Christian Smith's Souls in Transition explores these questions and many others as it tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of emerging adults, ages 18 to 24, in the U.S. today. This is the much-anticipated follow-up study to the landmark book, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Based on candid interviews with thousands of young people tracked over a five-year period, Souls in Transition reveals how the religious practices of the teenagers portrayed in Soul Searching have been strengthened, challenged, and often changed as they have moved into adulthood. The book vividly describes as well the broader cultural world of today's emerging adults, how that culture shapes their religious outlooks, and what the
Christian Smith (Ph.D., Harvard University) is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he has been cited as an outstanding faculty member. He is the award-winning author or coauthor of numerous books whose research focuses primarily on religion in modernity, adolescents, American evangelicalism, and culture.
Some of his significant titles include Moral, Believing Animals (Oxford University Press, 2003); Divided by Faith (Oxford University Press, 2000); Souls in Transition: The Religious & Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults (Oxford University Press, 2009); Soul Searching: The Religious And Spiritual Lives Of American Teenagers (Oxford University Press, 2005) and The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture (Brazos, 2011)
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- Introduction; 1. Brad, June, And Amanda; 2. The Cultural Worlds Of Emerging Adults; 3. Emerging Adult Religion In Life Course And Historical Perspective; 4. Religious Affiliations, Practices, Beliefs, Experiences, And More; 5. The Cultural Structures Of Emerging Adult Religion; 6. : Six Major Religious Types; 7. Religious Trajectories From The Teenage Years; 8. Religious Faith And Emerging Adult Life Outcomes (ses Story In Here); 9. Soul Searching Teenagers 5 Years Later; 10. Making Sense Of It All