A New Paradigm? Peter Berger's "The Two Pluralisms"

Bernhardt, Reinhold. (2017) A New Paradigm? Peter Berger's "The Two Pluralisms". Society, 54 (5). pp. 411-418.

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The article discusses Peter Berger’s suggestion to replace the secularization theory by a "new paradigm" of a double plurality: the plurality of religions and the plurality (rather: polarity) of the religious and the secular sphere. Whether this constitutes a new paradigm seems just as questionable as whether it is a paradigm at all. After having discussed these two questions the article engages with the basic tenets of Berger’s concept by asking whether the paradigm is convincing. The discussion focusses on Berger’s concept of religion, which puts the secular and the religious sphere in opposition to each other – not only in the society but also in the consciousness of the religious subject.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Fachbereich Theologie > Systematische Theologie, Dogmatik (Bernhardt)
UniBasel Contributors:Bernhardt, Reinhold
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:13 Nov 2017 10:33

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