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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English


  • Berger, Peter L.,
  • Religion and sociology.,
  • Religion -- Study and teaching.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-155) and index.

StatementAnnette Jean Ahern.
SeriesAmerican university studies., v. 202
LC ClassificationsBL60 .A34 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 161 p. ;
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL691687M
ISBN 100820438839
LC Control Number97038843

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Berger's Dual-Citizenship Approach to Religion Peter Berger's neoclassical theory of modern social reality is well known in the discipline of sociology. Less known in sociology, but well-recognized in the disciplines of religious studies and theology is his work in the area of religion in modern society. Berger's Dual-Citizenship Approach to Religion INTRODUCTION "To be a sociologist need not mean that one become either a heartless observer or a propagandist, Hather it should mean that each act of understanding stands in an existential tension with one's values_.. even thoseT indeed especially those, that one holds most by: 6. The social reality of religion Hardcover – January 1, by Peter L Berger (Author) › Visit Amazon's Peter L Berger Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central Cited by: Berger's Dual-Citizenship Approach to Religion: Annette Jean Ahern: Books -

Against technocrats and ideologues Berger holds out an approach to religion which calls for the practice of "dual-citizenship." This approach enables one to be academically credible and responsive to the political, religious and scientific concerns of our epoch. My thesis centers on Berger's dual-citizenship approach to by: 6.   Berger discusses three possible responses to the modern religious crisis: The first of these involves the reaffirmation of embattled tradition, or in other words neo-orthodoxy, especially the path of Karl Barth. One reaffirms the tradition as the one true tradition avoided the new condition. This approach is higher influential in Jewish Orthodoxy. Peter Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to his work and to current thought in the study of religion. Themes addressed include: * Berger on religion and theology * Religion, spirituality and the discontents of modernity. 1. Religion is born as a collective response to the threat of disorder and chaos: for Berger, the search for meaning is an anthropological necessity. 2.

SUMMARY of Peter Berger, THE SACRED CANOPY Ira Chernus PROFESSOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER Chapter 1: Religion and World-Construction Chapter 2: Religion and World-Maintenance Chapter 3: The Problem of Theodicy Chapter 5: The Process of SecularizationFile Size: 34KB. This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger, an internationally renowned sociologist of religion. Secularization theory-which saw modernity as leading to a decline of. Clifford Geertz, Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, Robert Bellah, Peter Berger, and Erik Erikson offer a distinctively contemporary social scientific approach to religion. Yet the differences among them are as important as the by: 1. persuasively argued in Berger's Invitation to Sociology, is a per-spective I share. Berger's approach is congenial to me, and indeed on the first occasion IVe had to teach introductory sociology since its publication, a class this year will have his little book as assigned reading. For breadth of scholarship, theoretical focus, and sheer.