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By Peter L. Berger

Our modern tradition is ruled by way of extremes — relativism and fundamentalism. nor is fascinating: relativism claims that each one questions of fact are beside the point, while fundamentalism insists on sole ownership of absolute fact. the world over well known sociologist of faith Peter Berger has accumulated a gaggle of students to contemplate how, from out of other traditions, you may outline a center place among either extremes. / After an in depth introductory assessment by means of Berger, 3 essays (“sociological descriptions”) provide an goal photograph of the way relativism and fundamentalism play out in today’s international. within the moment half (“theological directions”) authors from a number of varied Christian traditions and one conservative Jewish culture flesh out a normative center floor that's neither relativist — they confirm particular fact claims — nor fundamentalist — their affirmations comprise tolerance of the claims of others.

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