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dc.contributor.authorAmmerman, Nancy T.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHjelm, Titusen_US
dc.date2018-04-16
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-02T18:38:08Z
dc.date.available2018-11-02T18:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-20
dc.identifier.citationAmmerman, N. (2018). From Canopies to Conversations: The Continuing Significance of ‘Plausibility Structures’. In T. Hjelm (Authors), Peter L. Berger and the Sociology of Religion: 50 Years after The Sacred Canopy (pp. 27–42). New York: Bloomsbury Academic. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350061910.0007
dc.identifier.isbn9781350061903
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/31901
dc.description.abstractAmong the most generative – but oft-misunderstood – ideas found in Peter Berger’s magisterial work is the idea that religions depend on plausibility structures. This assertion points toward the social worlds in which religious ideas and practices take on meaning. The most powerful situation for a religious system is one in which the entire taken-for-granted world falls under a sacred canopy. The fracturing of that canopy was at the heart of the theory of secularization Berger put forward. This chapter argues that no such comprehensive canopy is necessary for sustaining religious systems. We should instead examine the social interaction at the base of the plausibility structures, namely the conversations in which a sacred view of the world is sustained. Likewise, we must situate those conversations in the practical, embodied, and material experiences described as “lived religion.”en_US
dc.format.extentp. 27-42en_US
dc.publisherBloomsbury Academicen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPeter L. Berger and the sociology of religion: 50 years after the Sacred Canopy
dc.subjectBerger, Peter L.en_US
dc.subjectSociology of religionen_US
dc.titleFrom canopies to conversations: the continuing significance of "plausibility structures"en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5040/9781350061910.0007
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: 18 monthsen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, School of Theologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US


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