Peter Berger

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Kosta Leontarakis Dr. Jacobitz Theology 2/20/07 Peter Berger Paper Peter Berger is a very enjoyable author to read. He takes a unique stance on theology by telling us that most theological propositions deal with man as opposed to the “divine.” As an example, Berger states that even the most profound beliefs in theology, such as the Holy Trinity, placed a heavy emphasis on basic human qualities. This goes back to our early thinkers of the 19th century. The study of humanity, or anthropology, was created to find out the truth of the Christian tradition from the data of human history (Berger 61). Berger created the idea that mood theologies are caused by variables and situations in the world around us. "The suggestion that theological thought revert to an anthropological starting point, is motivated by the belief that such an anchorage in fundamental human experience might offer some protection against the constantly changing winds of cultural moods"(65). Berger introduces five fundamental human traits are intrinsic in humans. What Berger calls "signals of
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