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Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church
 

Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church (Hardback)

By Christoffersen, Kari
By Longest, Kyle
By Smith, Christian
By Hill, Jonathan

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Studies of young American Catholics over the last three decades suggest a growing crisis in the Catholic Church: compared to their elders, young Catholics are looking to the Church less as they form their identities, and fewer of them can even explain what it means to be Catholic... and why that matters. Young Catholic America, the latest book based on the groundbreaking National Study of Youth and Religion, explores a crucial stage in the life of Catholics. Drawing on in-depth surveys and interviews of Catholics and ex-Catholics ages eighteen to twenty-three-a demographic commonly known as early emerging adulthood -leading sociologist Christian Smith and his colleagues offer a wealth of insight into the wide variety of religious practices and beliefs among young Catholics today, the early influences and life-altering events that lead them to embrace the Church or abandon it, and how being Catholic affects them as they become full-fledged adults. Beyond its rich collection of statistical data, the book includes vivid case studies of individuals spanning a full decade, as well as insight into the twentieth-century events that helped to shape the Church and its members in America. An innovative contribution to what we know about religion in the United States and the evolving Catholic Church, Young Catholic America is the definitive source for anyone seeking to understand what it means to be young and Catholic in America today.
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ISBN 9780199341078
Released NZ 29 May 2014
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780199341078
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 29 May 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Christoffersen, Kari
By Longest, Kyle
By Smith, Christian
By Hill, Jonathan
Category Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Social Groups: Children
Social Groups: Adolescents
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 282.73083
Weight 608g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Catholic Church - United States, Young adults - Religious life, Church work with young adults - United States, Church work with young adults - Catholic Church
NBS Text Christian History & Denominations
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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