By Peter Berger, Anton Zijderveld
Modernity used to be speculated to bring in a rational secular international the place faith used to be marginalized. a few even estimated it's going to disappear. yet faith has not just survived—it is starting to be and thriving within the glossy global. Defying predictions, we are living this day in a global of plurality the place assorted teams reside lower than stipulations of civic peace and in social interplay. even if, this association isn't really with no tensions. How can we deal with ethical concerns, equivalent to abortion or homosexuality, while diverse teams have strongly held yet opposing viewpoints? and the way does tradition keep its concord whilst faced with the problem of an competitive fundamentalism?
The solution, in keeping with world-renowned sociologists Peter Berger and Anton Zijderveld, is doubt. no longer the stupefying doubt of relativism the place we develop into incapable of any determination simply because we're crushed via innovations, yet a virtuous use of doubt that enables us to maneuver ahead boldly with robust ethical convictions with no caving in to the fanatic's temptation of seeing each person who disagrees with you because the enemy. How we as members and as a society can locate this excellent stability is the topic of this deceptively easy yet progressive work.
In compliment of Doubt takes the reader on an exhilarating whirlwind journey of the background of modernity, faith, the increase of psychology, Marxism, and the highbrow problem of relativism, the failure of totalitarianism, fundamentalism as a latest invention, and the startling end explaining why fact, even non secular fact, wishes doubt to outlive and thrive.