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ERIC Number: EJ770644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Young People, Culture, and Spirituality: Some Implications for Ministry
Engebretson, Kathleen
Religious Education, v98 n1 p5-24 2003
This article brings together some of the literature and research on young people and spirituality from Australia and elsewhere. Using Harris's (1998:109) seven-component approach to defining spirituality, the literature and research about young people and spirituality are grouped and described as such: personal\communal; concerned with justice and with the nonhuman universe; relating to age as well as the Age; concerned with experiences and the rituals that emerge from them; and containing new and refined understandings of the sacred. Within these categories, this article describes certain characteristics of the spirituality of the young, particularly in the Australian context. Some of the implications of these characteristics for those who work with the young in ministry and religious education are then drawn out. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom