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Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Abrahamic Dialogues) Paperback – January 15, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0823226481 ISBN-10: 0823226484

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  • Series: Abrahamic Dialogues (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press (January 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823226484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823226481
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.8 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,937,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In addition to all the success stories in Passing on the Faith, there is also a lot of concern about cultural circumstances that challenge the communication and formation of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim identity--including the circumstances of religious diversity and pluralism. . ." -- Commonweal, September 14, 2007

". . .An excellent resource the should be read by anyone interested in youth and the continuity of religious tradition." -- America, October 15, 2007

"Particularly helpful for those of us who are trying to think through the meaning of emerging adulthood for communities of faith." -- Books & Culture, December 2007

About the Author


James L. Heft, S.M., is President and Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies and University Professor of Faith and Culture and Chancellor, University of Dayton. He edited Believing Scholars: Ten Catholic Intellectuals and Beyond Violence: Religious Sources for Social Transformation in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam for Fordham.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Jones on October 9, 2010
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This book was a big disappointment for me. I see the corrosive effects of secularism everywhere and, as someone who has just started a family, I was looking for answers but there just weren't any. It's methodology was to find successful congregations and try to summarise what they all had in common. It's a good starting point, but I found that the right questions simply weren't asked like: Of children born into this congregation, what percentage will grow into practising adults? How many converts do they make from no religion/nominal belief?

The authors worked with the assumption that being a conservative or a liberal makes no difference in success rates of passing on the faith. I have observed this to be false since I was a child and all the research backs me up.

Family life is the single biggest factor in a child's decision to accept of renounce his faith yet this was completely ignored. This omission indicates that the authors really don't "get it".

I gave this book 2 stars rather than 1 so there must be some redeeming features. And there were, such as the original research into attitudes of teenagers and college students. The chapter by the conservative Rabbi was of value where he said that the focus of liturgy HAS to be prayer--not programs, not outreach activities, not men's groups--but prayer. A similar theme emerged from Taize. Any worship has to be God-centred not man-centred. I have observed that the anthropocentric shift in Catholic worship (I'm a Catholic) in the past 40 years has had devastating consequences all over the western world with 2 generations all-but lost to the faith.
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Fr. James Heft's most recent anthology of important and timely papers addresses the challenge that the major religious faiths have, especially regarding the sharing of religious faith with today's youth.

I found the inspiring chapter on the amazing Taize community to be the most moving and invigorating section of the book, the kind of presentation that can make former teachers and preachers wish they could be working again with today's youth [Generation Next]. I can't help feel that if all worshipping communities could be like Taize, we might even have peace in the world. That chapter alone is worth the price of the book.

There is in the book also an overly academic presentation by a Catholic theologian, but the remainder of the book presents lively and practical prestations from differnet faiths, offering real data and important survey results reflecting the beliefs of today's youth. There are descriptions of experiments in progress, as well established approaches to reaching youth today. This volume might be the academic and pastoral answer to Judy Woodword's forthcoming book on the attitude of "Generation Next."

I would love to join in any disucssion of Fr. Jim's work as it touches on essential problems that are behind today's key issues, from [un]just war and lack of charismatic leadership, to youth and the retro versus progresive church debates.
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Fr. Heft's book is a provocative call to find effective ways of reaching young adults with the treasures of the great monotheistic religions. It both warns against superficial methods and calls to substantive, communitarian methods that will give young adults a sense of ownership and religious identity. I found the essays by authorities in Jewish, Christian and Muslim ministry to be insightful and promising. As a teacher of theology in a Catholic high school I came away from a study of these essays with a deeper understanding of my own ministry and a deeper respect for the ministries of my Jewish and Muslim brethren. I think Fr. Heft's book perfectly exemplifies Hans Kung's call for dialogue among religion. I strongly recommend this book to those interested in pastoral theology and inter-religious dialogue.
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By Joe Olag on September 15, 2013
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small cut on cover - probably from opening boxes. A topic of great personal interest at a fantastically reduced price ($2.00)
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