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Peter L. Berger

Peter L. Berger (Boston, MA) was a University Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Boston University and the founder and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. He wrote numerous books on sociological theory, the sociology of religion, and Third World development. Among his more recent books are In Praise of Doubt (with Anton Zijderveld); Religious America, Secular Europe? (with Grace Davie and Effie Fokas); Questions of Faith; Many Globalizations (edited with Samuel Huntington); and Redeeming Laughter: The Comic Dimension of Human Experience. Professor Berger received honorary degrees from Loyola University, University of Notre Dame, University of Geneva, University of Munich, Sofia University, and Renmin... Read More

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The Sacred Canopy
Written by Peter L. Berger
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 1990
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-07305-9 (0-385-07305-4)

This absorbing and original examination brilliantly argues that religion is a product of the society from which it springs--that it is the "sacred canopy" which every human society builds over its world to give it meaning. 

In this book, Berger expands on theories of knowledge that he first explored (with Thomas Luckmann)... Read more






A Rumor of Angels
Written by Peter L. Berger
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1970
$15.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-06630-3 (0-385-06630-9)

Written by one of the most revered sociologists of the of the 20th century, A Rumor of Angels gives readers a unique insight into the complicated relationship between religion and society. It is undeniable that religion has had a profound effect on civilization. Readers will learn just how religion and society... Read more






The Social Construction of Reality
Written by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 1967
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-05898-8 (0-385-05898-5)

Called the "fifth-most important sociological book of the 20th century" by the International Sociological Association, this groundbreaking study of knowledge introduces the concept of "social construction" into the social sciences for the first time. In it, Berger and Luckmann reformulate the task of the sociological subdicipline that, since Max Scheler, has been... Read more






Invitation to Sociology
Written by Peter L. Berger
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 1963
$15.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-06529-0 (0-385-06529-9)

This lucid and lively book, punctuated with witty, incisive examples, is addressed both to the layman who wants to know what sociology is all about and to students and sociologists who are concerned about the larger implications and dimensions of their discipline. Professor Berger places sociology in the humanist tradition and... Read more





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