First Edition of In Praise of Doubt; Inscribed by Peter Berger
In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions Without Becoming a Fanatic.
Berger, Peter and Anton Zijderveld.$400.00
Item Number: 41764
New York: Harper Collins, 2009.
First edition of this “book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life” (Dallas Willard). Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Berger on the front free endpaper, “For Christal, from Peter Berger.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“This is a serious attempt to explain how to find middle ground between conviction - religious and otherwise - and doubt. . . . In fact, Berger and Zijderveld argue that doubt -- especially as expressed in the idea of a loyal opposition -- is at the heart of a democratic system” (Los Angeles Times).