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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1970 M01 6 - 128 pages
Written by one of the most revered sociologists of the of the 20th century, A Rumor of Angels gives readers a unique insight into the complicated relationship between religion and society. It is undeniable that religion has had a profound effect on civilization. Readers will learn just how religion and society affect one another, and how that relationship has changed in modern times, with the secularization of mainstream society. Questioning modern morality, Peter Berger offers one of the most thought provoking books on religion in the 20th century.

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“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

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Contents

Relativizing
28
Starting with Man
49
Confronting
76
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Peter L. Berger (Boston, MA) was a University Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Boston University and the founder and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. He wrote numerous books on sociological theory, the sociology of religion, and Third World development. Among his more recent books are In Praise of Doubt (with Anton Zijderveld); Religious America, Secular Europe? (with Grace Davie and Effie Fokas); Questions of Faith; Many Globalizations (edited with Samuel Huntington); and Redeeming Laughter: The Comic Dimension of Human Experience. Professor Berger received honorary degrees from Loyola University, University of Notre Dame, University of Geneva, University of Munich, Sofia University, and Renmin University of China. He died in 2017.

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