An absorbing and original examination that brilliantly argues that religion is a product of the society from which it springs—featuring illustrations drawn from a variety of primitive, ancient, and contemporary religions.
In this book, Berger that religion is the "sacred canopy" which every human society builds over its world to give it meaning, expanding on theories of knowledge that he first explored (with Thomas Luckmann) in The Social Construction of Reality.
About the Author
PETER L. BERGER is 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, and The Capitalist Revolution.