Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

By Christian Smith; Melinda Lundquist Denton | Go to book overview
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Index
4-H Club, 23, 25
abortions, 187
Acquire the Fire, 252
adults, 28; as hypocrites, 63, 64, 70, 249; nonfamilial, relational links to, 60, 61, 69, 226; problems of, 186– 189, 191, 263; relationships with teenagers, 269; structural disconnect of teenagers from, 182–186, 191, 263, 270; supervision, 226
advertisers and the advertising industry, 5, 178, 242
AIDS, 3, 151, 255, 270
alcohol, 14, 15, 21, 22, 65, 93, 100, 129, 130, 187, 195, 198, 202, 203, 205, 206, 221, 222, 237, 253, 254, 267; hard liquor, 97, 188
Allah, 241
American civil religion, 168–170
angels, 20, 43, 44, 68, 136; Angel Moroni, 170
anger, 252, 253
anti-institutionalism of American Christianity, 79
anti-judgmentalism, 144
anti–Vietnam War movement, 184
arrests, 97, 200, 202
astrology, 43, 44, 68
atheists, 86, 122
Baker, David, 213
baptisms, 46, 48
bar/bat mitzvahs, 46, 48
Bellah, Robert, 168
Benda, Brent, 236
Bible, the, 21, 22, 23, 41, 44, 77, 125, 141, 142, 145, 155, 162, 255; reading, 14, 18, 20, 21, 86, 99, 110, 162, 197, 201, 205, 208, 244, 251, 253, 269; study of, 208, 244, 251
Big Bang, the, 99
birth control, 16, 101, 203
body image, 10, 17, 20, 23–24, 27, 225
“bourgeois bohemian,” 155
Brooks, David, 155
Buddhism and Buddhists, 31, 32, 36, 68, 78, 82, 84, 128, 129, 137, 146, 202, 266
Burkett, Steven, 237

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