Peter L. Berger and the Sociology of Religion: 50 Years After the Sacred Canopy (Hardcover)

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Peter L. Berger and the Sociology of Religion: 50 Years After the Sacred Canopy (Hardcover)

By Titus Hjelm (Editor)

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How and why did The Sacred Canopy by Peter L. Berger (1929-2017) become a classic? How have scholars used Berger's ideas over the past 50 years since its publication? How are these ideas relevant to the future of the sociology of religion?

Peter L. Berger and the Sociology of Religion explores these questions by providing a broad overview of Berger's work, as well as more focussed studies. The chapters discuss both aspects of Berger's classic text: the 'systematic' sociological theorising on religion and the 'historical' theorising on secularisation. The articles also critically examine Berger's reversal regarding secularisation and the suggested 'desecularisation' of the world. The approaches range from disciplinary history to applications of Berger's ideas.

The book includes contributions from Nancy Ammerman, Steve Bruce, David Feltmate, Effie Fokas, Titus Hjelm, D. Paul Johnson, Hubert Knoblauch, Silke Steets, Riyaz Timol, and Bryan S. Turner.
Titus Hjelm is Reader in Sociology at University College London, UK. His publications include Is God Back? (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), and Social Constructionisms (2014). He is founding chair of the American Academy of Religion's Sociology of Religion Group.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350061880
ISBN-10: 1350061883
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English