Theology: A New Starting Point

In a world where everything must be measured and analyzed, how can man grasp the supernatural? Historical criticism and Freudian psychology answer that a sense of transcendence is a product of man's own times and his psychological needs. Even theologians have gloomily conceded the death of God.

In a new book called A Rumor of Angels (Doubleday; $4.50), Peter L. Berger, perhaps the leading U.S. sociologist of religion, suggests that the very scientific methods that have helped to challenge traditional belief in the world of the spirit can be the starting point for a...

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