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Introduction

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195180954
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835829 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019518095X.003.0001
 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the lack of attention given to the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. It then provides a brief description of the National Study of Youth and Religion, a research project on the religious and spiritual lives of American adolescents conducted at the University of North Carolina from 2001 to 2005. This is followed by an overview of the chapters included in this volume.

Keywords: American teenagers; adolescents; religion; spiritual life; religious life; National Study of Youth and Religion

Chapter.  2205 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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