Peter Berger And The Study Of Religion

Peter Berger And The Study Of Religion

by Paul Heelas, David Martin, Linda Woodhead
     
 

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

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Overview

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
•Secularization and de-secularization A postscript by Peter Berger, responding to the essays, completes this overview of this major figure's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415215312
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Introduction1
Pt. IBerger on religion and theology9
1Berger: an appreciation11
2Berger and his collaborator(s)17
3Berger: theology and sociology26
Pt. IIReligion, spirituality and the discontents of modernity41
4Homeless minds today?43
5A New Age theodicy for a new age73
Pt. IIISecularization and sacralization85
The curious case of the unnecessary recantation: Berger and secularization87
The persistence of institutional religion in modern Europe101
The twofold limit of the notion of secularization112
Pt. IVSignals of transcendence127
Berger's vision in retrospect129
Berger and New Testament Studies142
Berger's anthropological theology154
Postscript189
References199
Index209

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