Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Twentysomething SoulUnderstanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190931353

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190931353.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 July 2020

Meet the Twentysomethings

Meet the Twentysomethings

(p.1) Chapter 1 Meet the Twentysomethings
The Twentysomething Soul

Tim Clydesdale

Kathleen Garces-Foley

Oxford University Press

Four young adults with thoughtful religious, spiritual, and secular views are profiled. Maria, a devout Catholic Latina who is a graduate student in speech pathology; Jeremy, an enthusiastic Mainline Protestant whose gay and biracial identity left him wary of religion; Lee, an Evangelical convert who switched from a Chinese to a multiracial congregation; and Abby, who rejected the White middle-class Evangelicalism of her childhood for atheism and then adopted an eclectic spirituality. Emerging adulthood is then described, as is the book’s qualitative and survey methodology and its focus on 91% of American twentysomethings who identify as Catholic, Mainline Protestant, Evangelical, or religiously unaffiliated (i.e., Nones). The book’s seven scholarly contributions are stated and the next six chapters are introduced.

Keywords:   emerging adulthood, American young adults, lived religion, spiritual lives, secular identities, religiously unaffiliated (i.e. Nones), life course, Protestant, Catholic, methodology

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .