The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion

The Sacred Canopy

Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion

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ISBN10: 0385073054 ISBN13: 9780385073059 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Sep 1 1990 Pages: 229 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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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.
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