Professor Peter Berger (1929-2017)

Professor Emeritus Peter Berger passed away last week on June 27th, 2017. He leaves an impressive legacy characterized by influential sociological work, intellect and dedication to the social sciences.  He was the founding director of BU’s Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), and was a College of Arts & Sciences professor emeritus of sociology, religion, and theology. He was a scholar with an appeal across ideological lines who specialized in the sociology of religion and the developing world.

He wrote a memoir entitled, Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World without Becoming a Bore.

In 1992, his native Austria gave him the Manes Sperber Prize for significant cultural contributions.

See BU Today to read more about Peter Berger’s special life work and contributions, as well as in the New York Times.