"I hear today for the first, the river in the tree."
- Poet Emily Dickinson
Secularization theory has been massively falsified.
We don’t live in an age of secularity. We live in
an age of explosive, pervasive religiosity.
An age of Religious Pluralism.
- Peter L. Berger
Nov 18, 2014 - Tuesday 3:00pm Baylor University
Peter L. Berger (Boston, MA) is 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 has written 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 has received honorary degrees from Loyola University, University of Notre Dame, University of Geneva, University of Munich, Sofia University, and Renmin University of China.
Baylor University. Peter L. Berger. Distinguished Professor of Sociology
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Peter Ludwig Berger is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and University Professor of Sociology and Theology Emeritus at Boston University, where from 1985-2009 he directed the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs. Professor Berger has written dozens of books and hundreds of articles on sociological theory, the sociology of religion, and Third World development, many of which have been translated into dozens of foreign languages. Among his more recent books are In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions without Becoming a Fanatic (with Anton Zijderveld, 2009); Redeeming Laughter: The Comic Dimension of Human Experience (1997); Modernity, Pluralism and the Crisis of Meaning (with Thomas Luckmann, 1995); The Capitalist Revolution: Fifty Propositions About Prosperity, Equality and Liberty (1988); and The War Over the Family: Capturing the Middle Ground (with Brigitte Berger, 1983). In 1992, Professor Berger was awarded the Mannes Sperber Prize, presented by the Austrian government for significant contributions to culture.
Amazon Books Page - http://www.amazon.com/Peter-L.-Berger/e/B000AQ8S8A/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1414412885&sr=8-2-ent
This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger. It outlines a new paradigm for understanding religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. Along the way, Berger addresses a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, inter religious societies, and the political order. The book also includes responses from three eminent scholars of religion: Nancy Ammerman,Detlef Pollack, and Fenggang Yang.
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Religion in a Globalizing World