Peter Berger and the Study of Religion

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Peter L. Berger, Linda Woodhead, Paul Heelas, David Martin
Routledge, 2001 - Social Science - 216 pages
Peter Berger is the most influential contemporary sociologist of religion. This collection of essays is the first in-depth study of his contribution to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to his work and to current thought in the study of religion. Themes addressed include:
* Berger on religion and theology
* Religion, spirituality and the discontents of modernity
* Secularization and de-secularization
A postscript by Peter Berger, responding to the essays, completes this overview of this major figure's work.

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About the author (2001)

Linda Woodhead is a Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies at Lancaster University. She has written extensively on Christianity, culture and society. Recent edited books include Peter Berger and the Study of Religion (2001), Religions in the Modern World (2002), Predicting Religion (2003, with Grace Davie and Paul Heelas) and Congregational Studies in the UK (2004, with Matthew Guest and Karin Tusting).

Paul Heelas, Scott Lash and Paul Morris are the authors and editors of many books and have also worked within the Centre for the Study of Cultural Values at the University of Lancaster. This book is a sequel to Scott Lash and Jonathan Friedman's influential reader, "Modernity and Identity," published by Blackwell in 1992.

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