Collectible; Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-library with usual marks. Underlining observed in text. Binding tight and square. DJ is VG...........................''The Sacred Canopy' is an excellent introduction to Peter Berger, as well as a good way to gain a new perspective on how we construct a sacred reality for ourselves. Berger's goal in this book is not to get us to abandon our religious faith, but to examine it as at least partially social projection which we then accept as objective and subsequently internalize. He then goes on in the second half to examine the phenomenon of secularization and its impact on the power which religious traditions hold over their adherents. This is a scholarly book, but it is not by any means esoteric--due mainly to Berger's exceptional writing style. This would be a good one to keep on the shelf for multiple readings. '--Gretchen Koch.