A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural by Peter L. Berger

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A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural

Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society
 
Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life—order, play, hope, damnation, and humor—Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity.
 
Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions.

'“In this slim and gracefully written volume, Peter Berger continues his call for a many-sided conversation among sociologists, philosophical anthropologists and theologians . . . A Rumor of Angels is splendidly ambitious in its proposals. It stretches the mind considerably.” —Robert J. McNamara, Sociological Analysis “There is both wit and wisdom in Berger’s essay. . . . Certainly his commitment to enduring human truths in a rapidly changing world should provide a model for those who pursue the theological task.” —Lowell D. Streiker, Saturday Review'
Influential scholar Peter L. Berger reveals five signs that point to the supernatural and its place in a modern secular society
 
Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines religion in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of knowledge and its effect on religious belief. Using five signs evident in ordinary life—order, play, hope, damnation, and humor—Berger calls for a rediscovery of the supernatural as a crucial, rich dimension of humanity.
 
Conceived as a response to his influential book The Sacred Canopy, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks directly and systematically to those, like himself, who wish to explore religious questions.

'“In this slim and gracefully written volume, Peter Berger continues his call for a many-sided conversation among sociologists, philosophical anthropologists and theologians . . . A Rumor of Angels is splendidly ambitious in its proposals. It stretches the mind considerably.” —Robert J. McNamara, Sociological Analysis “There is both wit and wisdom in Berger’s essay. . . . Certainly his commitment to enduring human truths in a rapidly changing world should provide a model for those who pursue the theological task.” —Lowell D. Streiker, Saturday Review'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781453215432 Pages: 129