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Overview

GenX Religion is the first in-depth collection on this generation's religious experience. The contributors, mostly GenXers themselves, offer both a disciplined methodology and a valuable insider's sensitivity as they examine the differences between GenX religion and "traditional" religious avenues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415925716
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard W. Flory is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Biola University. Donald E. Miller is Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California, where he codirects the Center for Religion and Civic Culture.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction
Understanding Generation X: Values, Politics, and Religious Commitments 1
Part 1 Spirituality Embodied
1 Marked for Jesus: Sacred Tattooing among Evangelical GenXers 15
2 Spirituality Bites: Xers and the Gothic Cult/ure 31
Part 2 GenX Multicultures
3 An Urban Mosaic in Shangri-La 57
4 Slipping into Darkness: Popular Culture and the Creation of a Latino Evangelical Youth Culture 74
5 Creating Campus Communities: Second-Generation Korean-American Ministries at UCLA 92
6 The Traditional as Alternative: The GenX Appeal of the International Church of Christ 113
Part 3 Community and Congregation
7 When Two Worlds Collide: Generation X Culture and Conservative Evangelicalism 139
8 Saturday Night in Pasadena: Wholeness, Healing, and Holiness at Harvest Rock Church 163
9 Spirit Made Flesh: The Tangible Spirituality of "LL Prime Time" 185
10 Friday Night Live: It's Not Your Parents' Shabbat 199
11 Losing Life to Save It: An "Insider" Account of the Church of the Redeemer Community in South Central Los Angeles 211
Conclusion
Toward a Theory of Generation X Religion 231
Contributors 251
Index 253
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