From Publishers Weekly
In this erudite inquiry, an eminent sociologist of religion, himself a Protestant believer, steers a middle course between the certitude of orthodoxy on the one hand and total relativism on the other.
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From Library Journal
Berger, a prominent religious sociologist, outlines his personal struggle and asks: "Where can an individual go whose religious position is liberal (not in a political sense, but in that of a long-standing liberal Protestant tradition), but who is nevertheless unwilling to go along with the various secular and secularizing agendas into which so much of Protestantism has fallen?" He arrives at a solitary faith only through a conscious act of will. He argues his case with a lucidity approaching that of C.S. Lewis, occasionally lacing it with trenchant sarcasm. Berger presents his ideas quite provocatively overall, though the work gets temporarily derailed by a discussion of Robert Musil's novel Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften ( The Man Without Qualities ). For large religion collections.-Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., Cal.
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