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Berger, Peter L. 1929-

Overview
Works: 393 works in 2,370 publications in 21 languages and 49,196 library holdings
Genres: Church history  Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Originator, Adapter
Classifications: BL60, 301
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The social construction of reality; a treatise in the sociology of knowledge by Peter L Berger( Book )

342 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 4,034 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 )

283 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,088 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
A rumor of angels; modern society and the rediscovery of the supernatural by Peter L Berger( Book )

91 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,165 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
The sacred canopy; elements of a sociological theory of religion by Peter L Berger( Book )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 2,047 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 & rsquo;s previous work, The Social Construction of Reality, with Thomas Luckmann, this book makes Berger & rsquo;s case that human societies build a & ldquo;sacred canopy & rdquo; to protect, stabilize, and give meaning to their worldview
Pyramids of sacrifice: political ethics and social change by Peter L Berger( Book )

60 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 1,609 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
Sociology : a biographical approach by Peter L Berger( Book )

119 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook for introductory sociology courses in undergraduate colleges
The homeless mind; modernization and consciousness by Peter L Berger( Book )

64 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capitalist revolution : fifty propositions about prosperity, equality, and liberty by Peter L Berger( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heretical imperative : contemporary possibilities of religious affirmation by Peter L Berger( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 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
Facing up to modernity : excursions in society, politics, and religion by Peter L Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and French and held by 1,160 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 )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and Dutch and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and German and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many globalizations : cultural diversity in the contemporary world by Peter L Berger( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 943 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
Sociology reinterpreted : an essay on method and vocation by Peter L Berger( Book )

40 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 6 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Other side of God : a polarity in world religions( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redeeming laughter : the comic dimension of human experience by Peter L Berger( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 709 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( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 279 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 )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 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." --
 
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The social construction of reality; a treatise in the sociology of knowledge
Alternative Names
Berger-Luckmann, ... 1929-

Berger, P. L.

Berger, P. L. 1929-

Berger, P. L. (Peter L.), 1929-

Berger, Peter.

Berger, Peter 1929-

Berger, Peter L.

Berger, Peter Ludwig.

Berger, Peter Ludwig 1929-

Berger, Peter (Peter L.), 1929-

Berger, Piter L. 1929-

Peter Berger amerykański socjolog

Peter L. Berger sociologue amricain

Peter L. Berger US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Peter Ludwig Berger sociologo e teologo austriaco

Бергер, Питер

Бергер, Питер Людвиг

Пітер Бергер

פיטר ברגר

پیتر برگر

पीटर बर्गर

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

彼得柏格

Languages
English (780)

German (212)

Spanish (114)

Italian (46)

French (41)

Dutch (34)

Danish (31)

Portuguese (28)

Chinese (26)

Polish (20)

Catalan (13)

Swedish (10)

Turkish (7)

Basque (6)

Japanese (5)

Czech (3)

Korean (3)

Russian (2)

Indonesian (1)

Hungarian (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
Invitation to sociology; a humanistic perspectiveA rumor of angels; modern society and the rediscovery of the supernaturalThe sacred canopy; elements of a sociological theory of religionMany 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