Berger, Peter (b. 1929)

Peter L. Berger is an American sociologist best known for his work in the fields of sociology of knowledge and sociology of religion. He is one of the most prolific and widely read contemporary sociologists, whose publications include Invitation to Sociology (1963), The Social Construction of Reality (with Thomas Luckmann, 1966), and The Sacred Canopy (1967), his main work on the sociology of religion. Born in Vienna, Austria, Berger moved to the United States in 1946 and after completing his PhD in sociology at the New School of Social Research in 1952 has held positions at several American universities. Since 1981, Berger has been University Professor of Sociology and Theology at Boston University and since 1985, the director of the Institute for Culture, Religion, and ...

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