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The Role of Media in Constructing Religious Identity among Teens

Teens tend to see themselves as the ultimate authority in determining which symbols are or can be made spiritually meaningful. They are likely to pick religious symbols from a variety of sources that may or may not be related to institutional religion. Sources can include the symbols and imagery used in TV shows like X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Touched by an Angel, which may be seen as existing in the same broad field of believability and usability as the symbols and imagery authorized by institutional religions. Read this article on the findings of researcher Lynn Schofield Clark, archived on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.




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