The sacred canopy: elements of a sociological theory of religion

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Anchor Books, 1967 - Social Science - 230 pages
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This important contribution to the sociology of religion provides an analysis that clarifies the often ironic interaction between religion and society.  Berger is noted for his concise and lucid style.

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He makes up many words.

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The first two chapters of Berger's book summarize his sociological theory. Humans are social creatures and they need meaning. Humans create meaning structures that are the norms, beliefs and ... Read full review

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Peter L. Berger is senior research fellow and founder of Boston Universitys Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. His many previous books include In Praise of Doubt with Anton Zijderveld.

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