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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas E Bergler
|Description:||x, 281 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: we're all adolescents now --
Youth, Christianity, and the crisis of civilization --
Misreading the signs of the times: from political youth to trivial teenagers --
Social prophets or silent generation?: the failed juvenilization of liberal Protestantism --
The Black church and the juvenilization of Christian political activism --
Why everyone wanted to get out of the Catholic ghetto --
How to have fun, be popular, and save the world at the same time --
Youth, Christianity, and the 1960s apocalypse --
The triumph and taming of juvenilization.
|Responsibility:||Thomas E. Bergler.|
Thomas Bergler traces the way in which, over seventy-five years, youth ministries have breathed new vitality into four major American church traditions -- African American, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, and Roman Catholic. Bergler shows too how this "juvenilization" of churches has led to widespread spiritual immaturity, consumerism, and self-centeredness, popularizing a feel-good faith with neither intergenerational community nor theological literacy. Bergler's critique further offers constructive suggestions for taming juvenilization. --from publisher description
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- Christianity -- United States -- 20th century.
- Christianity -- United States -- 21st century.
- Christianity and culture -- United States.
- Christianity and culture.
- United States.
- Christian Youth -- Religious life.
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