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Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America

Christian Smith and Patricia Snell


How important is religion for young people in America today? What are the major influences on their developing spiritual lives? How do religious beliefs and practices change as young people enter into adulthood? This book explores these questions and many others as it tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of emerging adults, ages eighteen to twenty-four, in the U.S. today. Based on candid interviews with thousands of young people tracked over a five-year period, this book reveals how the religious practices of the teenagers portrayed in a previous book Soul Searching ... More

Keywords: young people, teenagers, spiritual lives, religious beliefs, religious outlook, religiosity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195371796
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Smith, author
University of Notre Dame
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Patricia Snell, author
University of Notre Dame