Youth

Soul Searching

In Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, sociologists Christopher Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton shed a lot of light on the state of American teens. On the way there they coin a phrase, moralistic therapeutic deism to describe the popular religion of American teens. For the most part, this well documented, no, this excellently documented book is a mix of good news and not so good news, The good news is that most American teens are not to be stereotyped as rebellious and disinterested in religion, especially the religion of their parents. Smith and Denton...

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