Youth and the Continuity of Religious Traditions

James L. Heft

in Passing on the Faith

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226474
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236640 | DOI:

Series: Abrahamic Dialogues

Youth and the Continuity of             Religious Traditions

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of concerns over declining youth participation in various congregations and the future of religion in the West. It reviews studies on the challenges posed by youth, especially for the transmission of religious traditions. It then presents reflections from effective religious leaders.

Keywords: religion; youth; Jews; Christians; Muslims; religious belief

Chapter.  7175 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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