The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion (Paperback)

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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.

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. 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780385073059
ISBN-10: 0385073054
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: September 1st, 1990
Pages: 240
Language: English