Quotable: Berger, “a gigantic joke on Feuerbach”

“While this [the potential for sociology of knowledge to free one from the tyranny of the present], I think, is a considerable intellectual gain, I would like to go further, to suggest that the entire view of religion as a human product or projection may once again be inverted, and that in such an inversion …

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Berger’s “esoteric enclaves” illustrated

“An illustration… It is not enough to set up an esoteric subuniverse of medicine. The lay public and the medical fraternity must be held tithe standards of the subuniverse. Thus the general population is intimidated by images of physical doom that follows ‘going against doctor’s advice’; it is persuaded not to do so by the …

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