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Souls in transition : the religious and spiritual lives of emerging adults

Author: Christian Smith; Patricia Snell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Based on candid interviews with thousands of young people tracked over a five-year period, this book 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Smith; Patricia Snell
ISBN: 9780195371796 0195371798
OCLC Number: 304386059
Description: viii, 355 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Brad, June, and Amanda --
The cultural worlds of emerging adults --
Emerging adult religion in life course and historical perspective --
Religious affiliations, practices, beliefs, experiences, and more --
The cultural structures of emerging adult religion --
Six major religious types --
Soul searching teenagers 5 years later --
Religious trajectories from the teenage years --
Religious faith and emerging adult life outcomes --
Making some sense of it all.
Responsibility: Christian Smith ; with Patricia Snell.


In 2005 OUP published Christian Smith's groundbreaking study, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Smith's new book will be based on the follow-up studies.  Read more...
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a skilful belnd of insightful interpretation, solid argument and clear prose all of which is derived from firm empirical evidence. * Richard Rymarz, Australasian Catholic Record *

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