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The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion

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The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion

The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion by Peter L. Berger
English | 1990 | ISBN: 0385073054 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 515.9 KB

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.