The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-13
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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Drawing on research and case studies, three pastoral care experts argue that one of the primary contexts in which the faith formation of teenage boys takes place is in their relationships with other adolescent males. Written by the authors of Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys, this book is an important resource for anyone interested in helping adolescent males navigate years often marked by isolation and loneliness to develop a meaningful spiritual identity.

Author Biography

Robert C. Dykstra is Charlotte W. Newcombe Profesor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and the author of several books, Including Images of Pastoral Care and Counseling Troubled Youth. Allan Hugh Cole JR. is Academic Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including The Life of Prayer: Mind, Body, and Boul and Good Mourning Getting through Your Grief. Donald Capps is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has written many books, including Jesus the Village Psychiatrist.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Faithful Friendships
Faithful Friendshipsp. 3
Friendship as Boyhood Spiritualityp. 21
Subversive Friendships
Subversive Friendshipsp. 43
Friendly Firep. 71
Close Friendships
Close Friendshipsp. 87
Notesp. 107
Referencesp. 109
Indexp. 115
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"Friendship is more than a resource on which an adolescent boy may draw in order to help him make his way forward. It is also integral to how a boy comes to understand the destination itself. If based on truth and tenderness boys' friendships often are their faith." from the introduction

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