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Theories of Religion

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Published by Rutgers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reference,
  • Religion,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSeth Daniel Kunin (Editor), Jonathan Miles-watson (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages524
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8026256M
    ISBN 10081353965X
    ISBN 109780813539652


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