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Peter Berger
Peter Berger

Distinguished Professor of Sociology

P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-1165

Peter Ludwig Berger is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and University Professor of Sociology and Theology Emeritus at Boston University, where from 1985-2009 he directed the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs. Professor Berger has written dozens of books and hundreds of articles on sociological theory, the sociology of religion, and Third World development, many of which have been translated into dozens of foreign languages. Among his more recent books are In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions without Becoming a Fanatic (with Anton Zijderveld, 2009); Redeeming Laughter: The Comic Dimension of Human Experience (1997); Modernity, Pluralism and the Crisis of Meaning (with Thomas Luckmann, 1995); The Capitalist Revolution: Fifty Propositions About Prosperity, Equality and Liberty (1988); and The War Over the Family: Capturing the Middle Ground (with Brigitte Berger, 1983). In 1992, Professor Berger was awarded the Mannes Sperber Prize, presented by the Austrian government for significant contributions to culture.