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Introduction

Lisa D. Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in A Faith of Their Own

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199753895
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894949 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753895.003.0000
Introduction

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This first chapter introduces the main themes of the book through quotes from two girls that were interviewed in 2003 and then again in 2005. The survey and semi-structured interview data from the National Study of Youth and Religion, on which the book’s analyses are based, are described. Finally, a road map for the subsequent chapters describing the contours and dynamics of adolescent religiosity is presented.

Keywords: survey; interview; data; adolescent religiosity

Chapter.  3742 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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