GenX Religion is the first in-depth collection on this generation's religious experience. The contributors, mostly GenXers themselves, offer both a disciplined methodology and a valuable insider's sensitivity as they examine the differences between GenX religion and "traditional" religious avenues.
"These rich and subtle papers demonstrate that generation X is neither Western civilization's deliverance nor its nemesis." -- Alan Aldridge, American Journal of Sociology
"...provides a typology that helps readers understand GenXers and their religious needs." -- Religious Studies Review
"Each chapter is unique, interesting reading and includes specific references for that particular case study (from Christian Tattoo parlors to a Friday Night Live Shabbat service)." -- Religious Studies Review
"GenX Religion is a fascinating foray into the spiritual expression of a varied group of youthful seekers... The book's editors... offer illuminating chapters that attempt to define Gen-Xers and posit a theory of their religion... the book is an engrossing look at the colorful way in which Gen-Xers are making an unconventional mark on the American religious landscape." -- Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
"GenX Religion looks deep into the gap between traditional by-the-book churches and solitary postmodern spirituality to find a thriving world of youthful religious gatherings-a Christian tattoo parlor, a Baptist nightspot, a Latino drama troupe, a Korean students' Bible study, Sunday services for hip African Americans, shabbat and schmoozing for Jewish singles, committed fellowships and casual associations-with hardly anyone over thirty! This is a fascinating book." -- R. Stephen Warner, University of Illinois at Chicago
"This volume represents the opening gambit in a larger discussion of the eclectic, innovative, and unconventional spirituality of Generation X. If this collection of compelling essays is any indication, it promises to be a lively conversation indeed." -- Randall Balmer, author of Blessed Assurance: A History of Evangelicalism in America
"...a rich inside look at the pastiche of worship styles and spiritual practices that America's young people have come to embrace--and a poignant portrait of a generation desperately seeking to be loved." -- Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, author of After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s