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In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic

In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic

by Peter Berger, Anton Zijderveld

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Overview

“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.”
—Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today

 

In In Praise of Doubt, two world-renowned social scientists, Peter L. Berger (The Homeless Mind, Questions of Faith) and Anton C. Zijderveld (The Abstract Society, On Clichés), map out how we can survive the political, moral, and religious challenges raised by the extreme poles of relativism and fundamentalism. A book that asks and answers Big Questions, In Praise of Doubt offers invaluable guidance on how to have convictions without becoming a fanatic.



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ISBN-13: 9780061778179
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter L. Berger is an internationally renowned sociologist and faculty member at Boston University, where in 1985 he founded its Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. He is the author of The Social Construction of Reality, The Homeless Mind, and Questions of Faith.


Anton C. Zijderveld holds doctorates in both sociology and philosophy. He is on the faculty of Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Among his many books are The Abstract Society, On Clichés, and Reality in a Looking Glass.

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Dallas Willard

“IN PRAISE OF DOUBT is a book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life..”

John Wilson

“We need more books like this: books that advance an argument, and do so concisely, wittily, with great learning lightly worn.”

Albert Mohler

“Peter Berger along with co-author Anton Zijderveld has written… the kind of book that, well, just from the cover I would have to buy it and read it. And then to see Peter Berger’s name on it, that just clinches the deal…. he is literally without peer.”

Os Guinness

“Brilliant yet clear, highly illuminating and often humorous, this is vintage Berger spiced with Zijderveld’s philosophical perspectives. In Praise of Doubt is essential reading for people of all faiths - and not least secularists.”

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