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dc.contributor.advisorDriskell, Robyn Bateman.
dc.contributor.authorFitz, Brittany M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T12:40:47Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T12:40:47Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8209
dc.description.abstractMy purpose is to examine how the "religious terrain" is being altered, how trends now in place among members of this generation may be transforming the most basic conceptions of religion and spirituality, our interpretations of historic religious beliefs and symbols, and even our understanding of the sacred itself. By exploring various levels and spheres of influence and change, a clear picture is drawn for future interactions between youth and religion. Wade Roof Clark described religion in America as a "beautiful colored kaleidoscope" that frames and dictates the structure and continuity of society. However, with the lines continually blurring between public and private life, what was once a sacred private element of one's self is now appearing on display. This paper will show that with this pull of religion into the public sphere that believers will become steadfast and increasingly loyal in their beliefs instead of caving to societal pressures.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectReligion.en_US
dc.subjectGeneration X.en_US
dc.subjectYoung Americans.en_US
dc.titleReligion and its effects on Generation X in the public sphere : the shift in religiosity in young Americans.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentChurch and State.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Institute of Church-State Studies.en_US


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