Peter Berger's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Book
Europe is a relatively secular part of the world in global terms. Why is this so? And why is the situation in Europe so different from that in the United States? The first chapter of this book - the theme - articulates this contrast. The remaining chapters - the variations - look in turn at the historical, philosophical, institutional and sociologi...

Citations

... Peter Berger believes that, in traditional societies, religion is like an umbrella of symbols opened for the purpose of integrating different sectors (Berger, Davie, & Fokas, 2008). ...
... Yet, European secularization and accompanying low fertility have not been an inevitable result of modernization everywhere (Berger et al., 2008;Davie, 2002;. Specifically, secularization because of modernization has occurred in Western Christian nations and thus the European experience cannot be generalized to all social contexts because of different historical backgrounds and cultural values (Berger, 1999;Casanova, 2011;Davie, 2002). ...