Religion and Youth (BOK)

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What is the future of religion given the responses of young people? What impact do existing religious forms have on youth? What kind of spirituality and religion are young people creating for themselves? Written by leading scholars in the field, this book presents an accessible, yet cutting edge, guide to the key issues in the study of youth and religion, including methodological perspectives. It provides a key teaching text in these areas for undergraduates, and a book of rigorous scholarship for postgraduates, academics, and practitioners. Offering the first comprehensive international perspective on the sociology of youth and religion, this book reveals key geographical and organisational variables as well as the complexities of the engagement between youth and religion. The book is divided into six parts organised around central themes: Generation X and their legacy; The Big Picture - surveys of belief and practice in the USA, UK, Australia and Europe; Expression - how young people construct and live out their religion and spirituality; Identity - the role of religion in shaping young people's sense of self and social belonging; Transmission - passing on the faith (or not); Researching Youth Religion - debates, issues and techniques in researching young people's religion and spirituality. James Beckford writes the Foreword.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
ASHGATE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9780754667681 Antall sider 256
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,2cm Vekt 575 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Pink Dandelion, Sylvia Collins-Mayo
Emner og form Religion & beliefs