Spirituality in Young Adult Literature
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Spirituality in Young Adult Literature







Spirituality in Young Adult Literature

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I wonder if this very specific topic does not find itself avoided because of the implications that come with being a "Christian" text.There are chapters sorted by organized religions, but Campbell realizes that spirituality is a larger concept.

Spirituality in young adult literature : the last taboo


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Since those with end-stage cancer will not have the chance to experience a life post-illness, it is unknown whether they too report an enhanced state of well-being.Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. Meanwhile, the mystery Isabelle is compelled to solve keeps the plot moving. Everything, Everything This lack of continuity in terms makes it difficult to compare the studies.Similarly, Islam and Hindi YA novels tend to address the impact that those organized religions have on the daily life of teens, especially girls, more than on spiritual journeys.

Spirituality in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer

The pilgrims in young adult literature show readers that if they fix their eyes on the goal, they might miss the journey, and forget, as Anpao says, who they are or why they exist.He also discusses non-Mormon YA authors whose writing reflects Mormon values. I think its merely an issue of decisiveness, in that even within a single religion, there can be many schools of thought. Find Me Their Bones On his return he encounters the damage done by the arrival of new peoples in his lands.Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality.

Spirituality in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer

However, they nearly die of starvation and thirst on the way to the camp because famine has come to the area. The Kane Chronicles: The Complete Series (Books 1, 2, 3) Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. Wir zwei in neuen Welten / Ventura-Saga Bd.2 Religion, spirituality, and physical health in cancer patients: A meta-analysis. His Name is David In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism.This volume offers some good issues to think about, and it highlights representative titles of major religions and some spiritual themes.

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It has also raised important discussions about the need for authenticity in representing the experiences of characters from different backgrounds.The church should develop relationships with local spiritual directors, make congregants aware of their services, and support that work by allowing church facilities as a space to meet. Many of the characters in young adult books journey in search of knowledge of good and evil, of the self, and of the meaning and mysteries of life.With creativity, patience, and commitment, our faith communities can be companions for young adult seekers through the complicated landscape of their spiritual journeys. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil.Research suggests that this may be the case, since spirituality confers many benefits even for healthy young adults ( 26- 29).