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Berger, Peter L.

The Many Altars of Modernity

Toward a Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralist Age

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    September 2014
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    Aims and Scope

    This book is the summation of many decades of work by Peter L. Berger, an internationally renowned sociologist of religion. Secularization theory—which saw modernity as leading to a decline of religion—has been empirically falsified. It should be replaced by a nuanced theory of pluralism. In this new book, Berger outlines the possible foundations for such a theory, addressing a wide range of issues spanning individual faith, interreligious societies, and the political order. He proposes a conversation around a new paradigm for religion and pluralism in an age of multiple modernities. The book also includes responses from three eminent scholars of religion:Nancy Ammerman, Detlef Pollack, and Fenggang Yang.


    xiv, 147 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Religion; modernity; secularity; pluralism

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    Peter L. Berger, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.

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