By Peter L. Berger
Influential student Peter L. Berger unearths 5 indicators that time to the supernatural and its position in a latest secular society
Acclaimed student and sociologist Peter L. Berger examines faith in twentieth-century Western society, exploring the social nature of information and its impact on spiritual trust. utilizing 5 indicators obvious in usual life—order, play, desire, damnation, and humor—Berger demands a rediscovery of the supernatural as an important, wealthy size of humanity.
Conceived as a reaction to his influential booklet The Sacred cover, Berger eschews technical jargon and speaks at once and systematically to these, like himself, who desire to discover spiritual questions.
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A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural by Peter L. Berger