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Description - Sacred Canopy by Peter L. Berger

This absorbing and original examination brilliantly argues that religion is a product of the society from which it springs--that it is the "sacred canopy" which every human society builds over its world to give it meaning. In this book, Berger expands on theories of knowledge that he first explored (with Thomas Luckmann) in The Social Construction of Reality. With illustrations drawn from a variety of primitive, ancient, and contemporary religions."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385073059
ISBN-10: 0385073054
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Pages: 229
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter L. Berger

PETER L. BERGERis University Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University. He is the author of, among other books, Invitation to Sociology, The Social Construction of Reality, andThe Capitalist Revolution."

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