A rumor of angels: modern society and the rediscovery of the supernatural

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Doubleday, 1970 - Fiction - 129 pages
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With unparalleled creativity and impeccable scholarship, this path-breaking classic confronts head-on the thesis that 'God is dead.' The new essays include discussions on religious politicization and the dilemmas of hardline morality.

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Review: A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural

User Review  - Alex Stroshine - Goodreads

This is a really interesting book by one of the world's most renowned sociologists. Berger spends some time brooding over theological liberalism and a great deal of time over plausibility structures ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Very helpful to me in my current cognitive state. I'm glad John Polkinghorne mentioned this little gem of a read in his interview with Krista Tippett; otherwise I probably never would have found it. Read full review

Contents

Relativizing
28
Starting with Man
49
Confronting
76
Copyright

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Peter L. Berger is a Viennese-born American sociologist educated at Wagner College and the New School for Social Research in New York. He teaches at Boston University and directs the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. Berger's work has focused on the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of economics, and the sociology of religion. His closest collaborator has been his wife, Brigitte Kellner Berger, who coauthored several volumes with him and has been a central influence on his work. Berger is perhaps best known for The Social Construction of Reality (1967) which he wrote with Thomas Luckmann. In this book, considered one of the most important works on the sociology of knowledge written in the twentieth century, the authors make a case for humanistic sociology that views human reality as socially constructed. They propose that sociological knowledge can best be achieved through a continuing conversation with history and philosophy.

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