The Many Altars of Modernity

Toward a Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralist Age

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  • 1614516472
  • 9781614517504
  • 9781614516477
  • 9781614519676

This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger, an internationally renowned sociologist of religion. Secularization theory—which saw modernity as leading to a decline of religion—has been empirically falsified. It should be replaced by a nuanced theory of pluralism. In this new book, Berger outlines the possible foundations for such a theory, addressing a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, interreligious societies, and the political order. He proposes a conversation around a new paradigm for religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. The book also includes responses from three eminent scholars of religion:Nancy Ammerman, Detlef Pollack, and Fenggang Yang.

  • De Gruyter; September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781614516477
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Many Altars of Modernity
  • Author: Peter L. Berger
  • Imprint: De Gruyter
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1614516472
  • 9781614517504
  • 9781614516477
  • 9781614519676

About The Author

Peter L. Berger, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.