January 7, 2008

Adultolescents?

John Piper in an article called, “A Church-Based Hope for ‘Adultolescents’” uses this term coined by Christian Smith, a professor of sociology at Notre Dame. It describes a phenomenon that is occurring in the United States, as well as other developing countries. It is simply the “postponement of adulthood into the thirties.” Smith explains that the terms “teenager” and “adolescence” is a distinct stage of life which was a 20th century invention due to various...

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