Five Myths about Emerging Adult Faith

Leadership Magazine brief review of

Christian Smith and Patricia Snell  Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults

Five Myths about Emerging Adult Faith
New research on 20-somethings gets past the hype and offers a reason to hope.

Myth 1

Emerging adults serve out of concern for the common good.

Myth 2

Emerging adults reject their parents’ religious influence.

Myth 3

Emerging adults behave similarly whether religious or not.

Myth 4

Emerging adults have abandoned liberal Protestantism.

Myth 5

Emerging adults tend to fall away from faith in college.

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