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The New Sociology of Knowledge

The Life and Work of Peter L. Berger

The New Sociology of Knowledge( )
Author: Pfadenhauer, Michaela
Berger, Peter L.
ISBN:978-1-4128-4989-0
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Transaction Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $89.95
Book Description:

A biographical examination of the work of Peter L. Berger, supplemented by four of his seminal texts. 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...
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Pages:175
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology Of Religion
Social Science / Sociology / General
Biography & Autobiography / Social Scientists & Psychologists
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.32 x 6.22 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.858 Pounds
Author Biography
Pfadenhauer, Michaela (Author)
Peter Ludwig Berger was born in Vienna, Austria on March 17, 1929. He immigrated to the United States when he was 17 years old. He received a bachelor's degree from Wagner College in 1949 and did his doctoral work at the New School in Manhattan. He was a theologian who was known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, understanding how humans experience everyday reality. He taught at several universities including Boston University, the New School for Social Research, Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, and Boston College.

He wrote many books during his lifetime including The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge, A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural, The Noise of Solemn Assemblies: Christian Commitment, The Religious Establishment in America, The Heretical Imperative: Contemporary Possibilities of Religious Affirmation, and A Far Glory: The Quest for Faith in an Age of Credulity. He died from heart failure on June 27, 2017 at the age of 88.

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