The Resource Spirituality in young adult literature : the last taboo, Patty Campbell, with Chris Crowe

Spirituality in young adult literature : the last taboo, Patty Campbell, with Chris Crowe

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Spirituality in young adult literature : the last taboo
Title
Spirituality in young adult literature
Title remainder
the last taboo
Statement of responsibility
Patty Campbell, with Chris Crowe
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Language
eng
Summary
In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books. By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. 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
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Campbell, Patricia J
Dewey number
810.9/9283
Index
index present
LC call number
PS 490 .C364 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Crowe, Chris
Series statement
Studies in young adult literature
Series volume
no. 50
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  • Young adult literature, American
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Youth
  • Religion in literature
  • Spirituality in literature
  • Young adult literature, American
Label
Spirituality in young adult literature : the last taboo, Patty Campbell, with Chris Crowe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The last taboo -- Church and clergy, mostly negative -- Bible stories in young adult books -- Death and the afterlife -- End times and the Apocalypse -- Mysticism -- The divine encounter -- Other faiths and spiritual practices: Judaism -- Other faiths and spiritual practices: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and a Sikh or two -- Mormon themes in YA literature / Chris Crow -- Afterword -- Appendix: Godsearch: Issues of faith in YA fiction
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 186 pages
Isbn
9781442252387
Lccn
2015006594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904144357
  • (OCoLC)ocn904144357
Label
Spirituality in young adult literature : the last taboo, Patty Campbell, with Chris Crowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The last taboo -- Church and clergy, mostly negative -- Bible stories in young adult books -- Death and the afterlife -- End times and the Apocalypse -- Mysticism -- The divine encounter -- Other faiths and spiritual practices: Judaism -- Other faiths and spiritual practices: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and a Sikh or two -- Mormon themes in YA literature / Chris Crow -- Afterword -- Appendix: Godsearch: Issues of faith in YA fiction
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 186 pages
Isbn
9781442252387
Lccn
2015006594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904144357
  • (OCoLC)ocn904144357

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