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Passing on the faith [electronic resource] :transforming traditions for the next generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims / edited by James L. Heft.

Contributor(s): Heft, James.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Abrahamic dialogues series: no. 6.Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (x, 321 p.).ISBN: 9780823236640 (ebook); 0823236641 (ebook); 9781429479073 (electronic bk.); 1429479078 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Monotheism | Judaism | Christianity | Islam | RELIGION -- Education | Christianity | Islam | Judaism | MonotheismGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 207/.5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : youth and the continuity of religious traditions / James L. Heft -- National and international overviews. Looking for God : religious indifference in perspective / Melchor S�anchez de Toca. Journeys of faith : meeting the challenges in twenty-first-century America / Nancy Ammerman -- Three recent national studies. Is moralistic therapeutic deism the new religion of American youth? : implications for the challenge of religious socialization and reproduction / Christian Smith. The "interior" lives of American college students : preliminary findings from a national study / Jennifer A. Lindholm. Congregations that get it : understanding religious identities in the next generation / Tobin Belzer ... [et al.] -- Passing on the faith to the next generation of Jews. BJ : a portrait of a revitalized synagogue / J. Rolando Matalon. Current expressions of American Jewish identity : an analysis of 114 teenagers / Philip Schwadel -- Passing on the faith to the next generation of Christians. A spiritual crossroads of Europe : the Taiz�e community's adventure with the young / Brother John of Taiz�e. Religious identity and belonging amidst diversity and pluralism : challenges and opportunities for church and theology / Peter C. Phan -- Passing on the faith to the next generation of Muslims. Identity and community in a new generation : the Muslim community in the early seventh century and today / Ghada Osman. Making safe space for questioning for young American Muslims / Amira Quraishi. Second-generation Muslim immigrants in Detroit mosques : the second generation's search for their place and identity in the American mosque / Ihsan Bagby -- Two evaluations of the research. The leisure of worship and the worship of leisure / Jack Miles. Teach your children well : closing observations on constructing religious identity in the next generation / Diane Winston.
Summary: From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Filled with real-world wisdom, 'Passing the Faith' is a resource for anyone seeking to understand what religions must do to inspire a vigorous faith in the next generation.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-294) and index.

Introduction : youth and the continuity of religious traditions / James L. Heft -- National and international overviews. Looking for God : religious indifference in perspective / Melchor S�anchez de Toca. Journeys of faith : meeting the challenges in twenty-first-century America / Nancy Ammerman -- Three recent national studies. Is moralistic therapeutic deism the new religion of American youth? : implications for the challenge of religious socialization and reproduction / Christian Smith. The "interior" lives of American college students : preliminary findings from a national study / Jennifer A. Lindholm. Congregations that get it : understanding religious identities in the next generation / Tobin Belzer ... [et al.] -- Passing on the faith to the next generation of Jews. BJ : a portrait of a revitalized synagogue / J. Rolando Matalon. Current expressions of American Jewish identity : an analysis of 114 teenagers / Philip Schwadel -- Passing on the faith to the next generation of Christians. A spiritual crossroads of Europe : the Taiz�e community's adventure with the young / Brother John of Taiz�e. Religious identity and belonging amidst diversity and pluralism : challenges and opportunities for church and theology / Peter C. Phan -- Passing on the faith to the next generation of Muslims. Identity and community in a new generation : the Muslim community in the early seventh century and today / Ghada Osman. Making safe space for questioning for young American Muslims / Amira Quraishi. Second-generation Muslim immigrants in Detroit mosques : the second generation's search for their place and identity in the American mosque / Ihsan Bagby -- Two evaluations of the research. The leisure of worship and the worship of leisure / Jack Miles. Teach your children well : closing observations on constructing religious identity in the next generation / Diane Winston.

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From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Filled with real-world wisdom, 'Passing the Faith' is a resource for anyone seeking to understand what religions must do to inspire a vigorous faith in the next generation.

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