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  • Questions of Faithby Peter Berger

    Wiley 2015; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    Leading religious and cultural commentator, Peter Berger, explores how and what we can believe in modern times. Deals clearly with questions such as ‘Does God exist? What was so special about Jesus? How can one be Christian in a pluralistic society? Structured around key phrases from the Apostles’ Creed. Draws on the Christian... more...

  • Feeding, Sharing, and Devouringby Peter Berger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 138.48

    Few thorough ethnographic studies on Central Indian tribal communities exist and the elaborate discussion on the cultural meanings of Indian food systems ignores these societies altogether. Food epitomizes the social for the Gadaba of Orissa. In investigating the complex paths of ritual practices this study aims to understand the interrelated... more...

  • A Rumor of Angelsby Peter Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    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... more...

  • Invitation to Sociologyby Peter Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    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... more...

  • The Sacred Canopyby Peter Berger

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    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... more...

  • Questions of Faithby Peter Berger

    Wiley 2008; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    Leading religious and cultural commentator, Peter Berger, explores how and what we can believe in modern times. Deals clearly with questions such as ‘Does God exist? What was so special about Jesus? How can one be Christian in a pluralistic society? Structured around key phrases from the Apostles’ Creed. Draws on the Christian... more...

  • In Praise of Doubtby Peter Berger; Anton Zijderveld

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    ?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   In In Praise of Doubt, two world-renowned social scientists, Peter L. Berger ( The Homeless Mind, Questions of Faith ) and Anton C. Zijderveld ( The Abstract... more...

  • Transnationalisierung sozialer Ungleichheitby Peter A. Berger; Anja Weiß

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 35.82

    Die Unterstellung, dass die Grenzen der Gesellschaft und die des Nationalstaats identisch sind, ist vor allem angesichts qualitativ und quantitativ veränderter Migrationsbewegungen in die Kritik geraten. Vor diesem Hintergrund wollen die in diesen Band aufgenommenen Beiträge von Maurizio Bach, Ulrich Beck, Michael Braun, Michael Hartmann, Eleonore... more...

  • Individualisierungenby Peter A. Berger; Ronald Hitzler

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 26.85

    Auch nach mehr als einem Vierteljahrhundert ist die Diskussion über die von Ulrich Beck in den 1980er Jahren vorgetragene ?Individualisierungsthese? so lebendig wie kontrovers. In theoretischer Hinsicht eröffnet sie immer wieder neue Perspektiven auf (reflexiv) moderne Gesellschaften und provoziert Fragen nach deren Zusammenhalt. Und in empirischer... more...

  • Dynamiken (in) der gesellschaftlichen Mitteby Nicole Burzan; Peter A. Berger

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 33.12

    Mittlere soziale Lagen stellen seit jeher ein analytisches Problem für die Ungleichheitsforschung dar, weil es sich um heterogene Gruppen handelt, die sich nur schwer auf einen gemeinsamen Nenner bringen lassen. In jüngerer Zeit nun hat die ?Mitte? neue Aufmerksamkeit in der Diskussion erfahren, unter anderem durch die Thesen ihrer Schrumpfung sowie... more...