(PUBBlackwell)Structured around those pregnant phrases of the Apostles' Creed, Berger adopts the stance of an open-minded skeptic exploring what to believe and why. He educates his readers as he includes them in this heartfelt inner dialogue which exhibits flashes of clarification and illumination. 229 pages, softcover.
Leading religious and cultural commentator, Peter Berger, explores how and what we can believe in modern times.
- Deals clearly with questions such as ‘Does God exist? What was so special about Jesus? How can one be Christian in a pluralistic society?
- Structured around key phrases from the Apostles’ Creed.
- Draws on the Christian theological tradition and the work of other relevant thinkers, such as Freud and Simone Weil.
- The author takes the position of an open-minded sceptic, exploring his own beliefs.
Peter Berger, well-known sociologist and lay theologian, is director of the Institute on Religion and World Affairs at Boston University. His recent publications include Many Globalizations: Cultural Diversity in the Modern World (2002), The Desecularization of the World: Resurgent Religion and World Politics (1999), The Limits of Social Cohesion (1999), and Redeeming Laughter: The Comic Dimension of the Human Experience (1997).
"This book gives us the mature reflection of a really major contributor to issues of faith in our contemporary situation. Peter Berger is a master of the art of communication who educates his readers by including them in his own inner conversation in all its honesty and with repeated flashes of clarification and illumination. Once again his is a voice that has to be attended to." David Martin, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics
"[T]his is a lively work of apologetic that will be found valuable by believers and open-minded seekers alike." Church of England Newspaper
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