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Berger, Peter L. 1929-2017

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Works: 487 works in 2,746 publications in 19 languages and 51,734 library holdings
Genres: Church history  Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Originator, Collector, Adapter, Correspondent, Commentator
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The social construction of reality; a treatise in the sociology of knowledge by Peter L Berger( Book )

178 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reformulates the sociological subdiscipline known as the sociology of knowledge. Knowledge is presented as more than ideology, including as well false consciousness, propaganda, science and art
Invitation to sociology; a humanistic perspective by Peter L Berger( Book )

194 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lucid and lively book, punctuated with witty, incisive examples, is addressed both to the layman who wants to know what sociology is all about -- and to students and sociologists who are concerned over the larger implications and dimensions of their discipline. The author views sociology in the humanist tradition and recognizes it as a 'peculiarly modern, peculiarly timely form of critical thought.' Without underestimating the importance of scientific procedures in sociology, he points out its essential affinity with history and philosophy, and he shows how sociology in this sense can contribute to a fuller awareness of the human world. 'Unlike puppets', he notes, 'we have the possibility of stopping in our movements, looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved. In this act lies the first step towards freedom.' Professor Berger discusses this consciousness in detail, in relation to one's own biography, to the operations of social institutions, and to the makeup of man as a product of these institutions. In each instance, he outlines the major contributions to sociology of such classical sociologists as Weber, Pareto, and Durkheim in Europe; Veblen, Cooley, and Mead in the United States; and some of the most important men in the field today."--Back cover
The sacred canopy; elements of a sociological theory of religion by Peter L Berger( Book )

64 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influential scholar Peter L. Berger explores the sociological underpinnings of religion and the rise of a modern secular society Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief and its gradual dissolution in modern times, applying a general theoretical perspective to specific examples from religions throughout the ages. Building upon the author's previous work, The Social Construction of Reality, with Thomas Luckmann, this book makes Berger's case that human societies build a?sacred canopy? to protect, stabilize, and give meaning to their worldview
A rumor of angels; modern society and the rediscovery of the supernatural by Peter L Berger( Book )

63 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life & mdash;order, play, hope, damnation, and humor & mdash;Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity. Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions
Pyramids of sacrifice: political ethics and social change by Peter L Berger( Book )

56 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In discussing Third World development, the author reflects on the human problems created by economic and political changes, and the need for moral considerations in policy making
The capitalist revolution : fifty propositions about prosperity, equality, and liberty by Peter L Berger( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war over the family : capturing the middle ground by Brigitte Berger( Book )

41 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The homeless mind; modernization and consciousness by Peter L Berger( Book )

48 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La construction sociale de la réalité by Peter L Berger( Book )

205 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic work that redefined the sociology of knowledge and has inspired a generation of philosophers and thinkers In this seminal book, Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann examine how knowledge forms and how it is preserved and altered within a society. Unlike earlier theorists and philosophers, Berger and Luckmann go beyond intellectual history and focus on commonsense, everyday knowledge--the proverbs, morals, values, and beliefs shared among ordinary people. When first published in 1966, this systematic, theoretical treatise introduced the term social construction, effectively creating a new thought and transforming Western philosophy
The heretical imperative : contemporary possibilities of religious affirmation by Peter L Berger( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After ten years of writing in other areas, Peter L. Berger returns to the problem of religion and modernity discussed in his earlier book A Rumor of Angels. In The Heretical Imperative, however, not only is the argument developed further in terms of the challenge to religion of modern secularism, but it is also argued that a new and greatly promising encounter is about to take place between the Judaeo-Christian tradition and the great religions of Asia. Berger discusses the options for religious thought in the contemporary world and suggests that out of the confrontation between different traditions may come a powerful revitalization of religious faith
Sociology: a biographical approach by Peter L Berger( Book )

48 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook for introductory sociology courses in undergraduate colleges
Facing up to modernity : excursions in society, politics, and religion by Peter L Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns the growing problems the modernity brings including marriage, psychoanalysis, the secularization of religion, corruption of pornography, and more
Movement and revolution by Peter L Berger( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The precarious vision; a sociologist looks at social fictions and Christian faith by Peter L Berger( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology reinterpreted : an essay on method and vocation by Peter L Berger( Book )

46 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in 7 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noise of solemn assemblies; Christian commitment and the religious establishment in America by Peter L Berger( Book )

9 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized religion offers a symbolic integration of the varied elements of American society; it infuses political institutions with religious symbolism; and by way of personal adjustment it provides social adjustment and psychological integration. But these useful services to the establishment leave out the essence of a twentieth-century response to the God who stands over against our society in judgment. personal commitment, theological construction, and the relating of the Christian faith to the real problems of our world are the tasks which the author considers in practical detail. This sociologist's study, written for the National Student Christian Federation, provides study groups with a basis for a really fresh look at the Christian mission in America. --
Many globalizations : cultural diversity in the contemporary world by Peter L Berger( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much discussed but poorly understood, globalization is at once praised as the answer to all the world's problems and blamed for everything from pollution to poverty. Here Peter L. Berger and Samuel P. Huntington bring together an array of experts who paint a subtle and richly shaded portrait, showing both the power and the unexpected consequences of this great force. The stereotypes of globalization -- characterized as American imperialism on the one hand, and as an economic panacea on the other -- fall apart under close scrutiny. Surveying globalization from individual countries of the five major continents, Many Globalizations shows that an emerging global culture does indeed exist. While globalization is American in origin and content, the authors point out that it is far from a centrally directed force like classic imperialism. They examine the currents that carry this culture, from a worldwide class of young professionals to non-governmental organizations, and define globalization's many variations as well as sub-globalizations that bind regions together. Incisive and stimulating, Many Globalizations offers rare insight into perhaps the central issue of modern times, one that is changing the West as much as the developing world. Book jacket."--Jacket
Redeeming laughter : the comic dimension of human experience by Peter L Berger( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the variety of human experiences, the comic occupies a distinctive place. It is simultaneously ubiquitous, relative, and fragile. In this book, Peter L. Berger reflects on the nature of the comic and its relationship to other human experiences. Originally published in 1997, the second edition includes a new preface reflecting on Berger’s work in the intervening years, particularly on the relationship between humor and modernity
Peter Berger and the study of religion by Paul Heelas( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The new sociology of knowledge : the life and work of Peter L. Berger by Michaela Pfadenhauer( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classical sociologist can be defined as someone whose works occupied a central position among the sociological ideas and notions of an era. Following this criterion, Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger's work to the sociology of knowledge. Pfadenhauer shows that Berger is not only a sociologist of religion, but one whose works are characterized by a sociology-of-knowledge perspective.Berger stands out among his fellow social scientists both quantitatively and qualitatively. He has written numerous books, which have been translated into many languages, and a multitude of essays in scholarly journals and popular magazines. For decades, he has played a role in shaping both public debate and social scientific discourse in America and far beyond.As a sociologist of knowledge, Berger has played three roles: he has been a theoretician of modern life, an analyst of modern religiosity, and an empiricist of global economic culture. In all areas, the focus on processes rather than status quo is characteristic of Berger's thinking. This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists that present times has to offer. It includes four written essays by Berger."--Provided by publisher
 
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Invitation to sociology; a humanistic perspective
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Berger, Piter L.

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Peter Berger amerykański socjolog

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Бергер, Петер Л.

Бергер, Питер

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Бергер, Питер Л., 1929-2017

Бергер, Питер Людвиг

Питер Л. Бергер

Пітер Бергер

בערגער, פיטר ל.

‏ברגר, פיטר ל.

ברגר, פיטר ל., 1929-2017

ברעגער, פיטר ל.

פיטר ברגר

بيتر بيرغر

بيتر ل. بيرجر، 1929-

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पीटर बर्गर

백격, 피득 1929-

버거, P. 1929-

버거, 피터 1929-

버거, 피터 L. 1929-

버거, 피터 루드빅 1929-

버어거, 피터 L. 1929-

피득·백격 1929-

피터 L. 버거

バーガー, P. L.

バーガー, ピーター

バーガー, ピーター・L.

ピーター・L・バーガー

ベーガー, P. L.

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Invitation to sociology; a humanistic perspectiveThe sacred canopy; elements of a sociological theory of religionA rumor of angels; modern society and the rediscovery of the supernaturalMany globalizations : cultural diversity in the contemporary worldRedeeming laughter : the comic dimension of human experiencePeter Berger and the study of religionAdventures of an accidental sociologist : how to explain the world without becoming a bore