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The Twentysomething SoulUnderstanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults$
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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

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Evangelicals

Evangelicals

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(p.111) Chapter 5 Evangelicals
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The Twentysomething Soul
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Tim Clydesdale

Kathleen Garces-Foley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190931353.003.0005

Chapter 5 explores the religious, spiritual, and secular lives of Evangelical twentysomethings, who account for 30% of all twentysomethings. Using congregational ethnographies of two Evangelical churches, this chapter describes why and how religiously active Evangelicals, which includes most Evangelicals, select a church to join. Relying on in-depth interviews, this chapter identifies what draws Evangelicals to church and what kinds of churches appeal to them. This chapter also describes the distinctive strategies deployed by Black and multiracial churches to attract young adults. Using the National Study of American Twentysomething findings, the chapter examines what distinguishes Active, Nominal, and Estranged Evangelical twentysomethings. In conclusion, this chapter closes with analysis of the similarities and differences among Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, and Catholic twentysomethings.

Keywords:   Evangelical, conservative, African American, Black Church, Bible, multiracial, Asian American, preaching, worship, Bible study

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