Handing on the Faith
The Church’s Mission and Challenge
Edited by Robert P. Imbelli
Herder & Herder, $24.95, 240 pp.
Passing on the Faith
Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Edited by James L. Heft, SM
Fordham University Press, $22, 321 pp.
These collections are the fruit of two 2004 conferences held within a month of each other at Boston College and the University of Southern California. They cover generally the challenges and possibilities of communicating religious faith and identity from one generation of Americans to the next. In Handing on the Faith, the faith in question is Roman Catholicism; Passing on the Faith is about all three “Abrahamic” religions. The two...
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