Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 292
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Book DescriptionHarry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Left Behind series are but the latest manifestations of American teenagers' longstanding fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal. In this groundbreaking book, Lynn Schofield Clark explores the implications of this fascination for contemporary religious and spiritual practices. Relying on stories gleaned from more than 250 in-depth interviews with teens and their families, Clark seeks to discover what today's teens really believeand why. She finds that as adherence to formal religious bodies declines, interest in alternative spiritualities as well as belief in ""superstition"" grow accordingly. Ironically, she argues, fundamentalist Christian alarmism about the forces of evil has also fed belief in a wider array of supernatural entities. Resisting the claim that the media ""brainwash"" teens, Clark argues that today's popular stories of demons, hell, and the afterlife actually have their roots in the U.S.'s...