Peter L. Berger, American sociologist, Died at 88


Peter Ludwig Berger was born on March 17, 1929 and died on June 27, 2017.

He was an Austrian-born American sociologist.

Berger was known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion, study of modernization, and theoretical contributions to sociological theory.

Berger was best known for his book, co-authored with Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (New York, 1966), which is considered one of the most influential texts in the sociology of knowledge, and played a central role in the development of social constructionism.

The book was named by the International Sociological Association as the fifth most influential book written in the field of sociology during the 20th century.

Peter L. Berger passed away at 88 years old.