Religion Past and Present

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I. Definition

Adolescence (or youth) is the stage of human development between childhood and adulthood. Today the adoption of styles associated with youth culture begins at the end of elementary school and remains relevant far beyond the age of 25. Even among adults, some elements of youth cultures are still a coveted attribute. Section 7 of the German Child and Youth We…

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Schwab, Ulrich, Barz, Heiner and Bucher, Anton, “Youth/Adolescence”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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