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Peter L. Berger

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Invitation to Sociology
A Humanistic Perspective
Written by Peter L. Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1963
Price: $14.95

Berger's classic introduction to sociology invites students into the field and places the discipline within the humanistic tradition.  Even while emphasizing the vital importance of scientific procedures, Berger describes its connections to history and philosophy and its important contributions to a fuller understanding of a  human world.  Along with an examination of  human consciousness and... Read more >

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A Rumor of Angels
Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural
Written by Peter L. Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 1970
Price: $15.00

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The Sacred Canopy
Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion
Written by Peter L. Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1990
Price: $16.00

This absorbing examination of the sociological roots of religious belief expands on Berger's theories of knowledge. With illustrations drawn from a variety of primitive, ancient, and contemporary religions, Berger argues that religion is a "sacred canopy" that every society builds to give its world meaning. Read more >

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The Social Construction of Reality
A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
Written by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 11, 1967
Price: $15.95

The Social Construction of Reality is Berger and Luckmann's classic systematic, theoretical treatise that reformulated the task of the entire subdiscipline of the sociology of knowledge for the first time since its founding by Max Scheler. In it, the authors argue that "reality" is socially constructed and that the purpose of... Read more >
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