Christian Smith on the Faith of Young People

Focusing on the work of Christian Smith and Patricia Snell, Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults, Chrisitian Smith discusses the remarkable continuity in young people's teenage and emerging adult years with their earlier upbringing, why patents and other adults are so important in conveying how the Christian faith and life in congregations is both distinctive and necessary and why mainline Protestants and Catholics have more difficulty than Mormons, black Protestants and white evangelicals in transmitting their faith to the next generation.