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Berger, Peter L. 1929-

Overview
Works: 418 works in 2,208 publications in 20 languages and 47,937 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Commentator, Author of introduction, 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 )
321 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 4,240 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 )
244 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most popularly read, adapted, anthologized, and incorporated primer on sociology ever written for modern readers Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger lays the groundwork for a clear understanding of sociology in his straightforward introduction to the field, much loved by students, professors, and general readers. Berger aligns sociology in the humanist tradition-revealing its relationship to the humanities and philosophy-and establishes its importance in thinking critically about the modern world. Throughout, Berger presents the contributions of some of the most important sociologists of the time, including Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, and Thorstein Veblen
The sacred canopy; elements of a sociological theory of religion by Peter L Berger( Book )
43 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 2,146 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
A rumor of angels; modern society and the rediscovery of the supernatural by Peter L Berger( Book )
55 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,005 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 )
44 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Third World development
The capitalist revolution : fifty propositions about prosperity, equality, and liberty by Peter L Berger( Book )
33 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The homeless mind; modernization and consciousness by Peter L Berger( Book )
37 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many globalizations : cultural diversity in the contemporary world by Peter L Berger( Book )
41 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,307 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
The war over the family : capturing the middle ground by Brigitte Berger( Book )
27 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Italian and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociology : a biographical approach by Peter L Berger( Book )
54 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A textbook for introductory sociology courses in undergraduate colleges
The heretical imperative : contemporary possibilities of religious affirmation by Peter L Berger( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,173 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 )
24 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and French and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerns the growing problems the modernity brings including marriage, psychoanalysis, the secularization of religion, corruption of pornography, and more
The hidden form of capital spiritual influences in societal progress ( )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Hidden Form of Capital presents evidence from several parts of the changing world about how the realm of the spirit affects the economy. The idea that societies have economic cultures as well as aesthetic, literary, and artistic cultures is well-embedded in a number of major studies attempting to identify the origins of national wealth and progress. This book provides an original contribution to the debate, by discussing the relationship between religion and the economy not via further theoretical speculation, but through the presentation of analytical evidence from real-life case studies in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, and the United States. There is currently a major re-assessment of assumptions about the foundations of societal progress, as the market rationality model is exposed for its moral weaknesses. The emergence of socio-economics as a scholarly field, as well as the embracing of complexity theory and the societal effect in economic analysis, brings the question of cultural effects to the forefront. This collection of studies offers more practical and tangible evidence, especially unique and useful for its comparative aspect. The book skilfully combines this comparative and descriptive character with an accessible writing style intended for a wide audience."--Publisher's description
Peter Berger and the study of religion by Linda Woodhead( )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,035 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
Movement and revolution by Peter L Berger( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The precarious vision; a sociologist looks at social fictions and Christian faith by Peter L Berger( Book )
17 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The noise of solemn assemblies; Christian commitment and the religious establishment in America by Peter L Berger( Book )
8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociology reinterpreted : an essay on method and vocation by Peter L Berger( Book )
31 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human shape of work: studies in the sociology of occupations by Peter L Berger( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Other side of God : a polarity in world religions ( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Berger-Luckmann, .. 1929-
Berger, P. L.
Berger, P. L. 1929-
Berger, P. L. (Peter L.)
Berger, P. L. (Peter L.), 1929-
Berger, Peter.
Berger Peter 1929-....
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Berger Peter L. 1929-....
Berger, Peter L. (Peter Ludwig), 1929-
Berger, Peter Ludwig.
Berger, Peter Ludwig 1929-
Berger, Peter (Peter L.)
Berger, Peter (Peter L.), 1929-
Berger, Peter Sociologue
Berger, Piter L.
Berger, Piter L. 1929-
Бергер, Питер
بيتر ل. بيرجر، 1929-
Languages
English (710)
German (122)
Spanish (80)
French (34)
Danish (31)
Portuguese (29)
Chinese (16)
Polish (16)
Japanese (14)
Italian (13)
Catalan (7)
Swedish (7)
Basque (6)
Korean (3)
Czech (3)
Dutch (2)
Turkish (2)
Finnish (1)
Slovenian (1)
Indonesian (1)
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