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Peter Ludwig Berger was born in Vienna, Austria on March 17, 1929. He immigrated to the United States when he was 17 years old. He received a bachelor's degree from Wagner College in 1949 and did his doctoral work at the New School in Manhattan. He was a theologian who was known for his work in the mostrar mais sociology of knowledge, understanding how humans experience everyday reality. He taught at several universities including Boston University, the New School for Social Research, Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, and Boston College. He wrote many books during his lifetime including The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge, A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural, The Noise of Solemn Assemblies: Christian Commitment, The Religious Establishment in America, The Heretical Imperative: Contemporary Possibilities of Religious Affirmation, and A Far Glory: The Quest for Faith in an Age of Credulity. He died from heart failure on June 27, 2017 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Peter L. Berger

A Far Glory (1992) 63 exemplares
The Social Reality of Religion (1969) 40 exemplares
Movement and Revolution (1970) 39 exemplares
The Ambiguous Embrace (2000) 5 exemplares
Readings in Sociology (1975) 3 exemplares

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God (Hackett Readings in Philosophy) (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições58 exemplares
Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives (2006) — Prefácio — 34 exemplares
Sunstone - Vol. 6:6, November/December 1981 (1981) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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cited in Freidson, E. Profession of Medicine p. 206
 
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ddonahue | 10 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
 
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SrMaryLea | Aug 22, 2023 |
A look at the twentieth century and its rejection of the supernatural.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 4 outras críticas | Jun 9, 2023 |
Investigates some of the psychology and sociology of religion, how it connects to many of the extremes of human experience and gives them meaning. Other themes include the relationship between faith and reason, between cognitive minorities and majorities, and how liberal and traditional takes on religion deal with these elements differently. I found myself nodding along at many of the observations and interpretations, though it lacked any particularly surprising conclusions or original insight.

However it does provide a good framework for thinking about the role of history and previous human experiences in determining the future development of theology. We are left with the conclusion an anthropological starting point must be taken for producing any intellectually satisfying, and faith deserving theology.
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Obras
59
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3
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5,427
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#4,589
Avaliação
3.9
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34
ISBN
258
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