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Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

James L. Heft


From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Today, that sustaining mission has never been more challenged. Will young people have a faith to guide them? How can faith traditions anchor religious attachments in this secular, skeptical culture? The book reports on the religious lives of young people in today's world. It is also a unique inventory of creative and thoughtful responses from churches, synagogues, and mosques wo ... More

Keywords: religious identity, faith, secular culture, global consumerism, personal technology, pluralism, individualism, religiosity, organized religion, young people

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823226474
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James L. Heft, editor

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Section One: National and International Overviews

Section Two: Three Recent National Studies

Congregations That Get It: Understanding Religious Identities in the Next Generation

Tobin Belzer, Richard W. Flory, Nadia Roumani, and Brie Loskota

Section Three: Passing on the Faith to the Next Generation of Jews

Section Four: Passing on the Faith to the Next Generation of Christians

Section Five: Passing on the Faith to the Next Generation of Muslims

Section Six: Two Evaluations of the Research

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