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

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Doubleday, 1970 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 129 pages
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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User Review  - jjones42 - LibraryThing

A very nice sociological look at religion. I read this about 20 years ago and have particularly found his discussion of "truth sets" useful. I also have use as a quote a snip from it along the lines ... Read full review

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User Review  - nickandhannah715 - Booklog

This was a thought provoking book. Althoughbitvhas been a while since it was first published, I think it contributors timeless truths and wisdom to the whole church community. Read full review


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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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