Re-thinking religion by Avey, Albert Edwin

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Published by H. Holt and company in New York .

Written in English

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  • Religion -- Philosophy.

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Statementby Albert E. Avey.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL51 .A85
The Physical Object
Paginationvii p., 1 l., 294 p.
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6346811M
LC Control Number36035588
OCLC/WorldCa1707013

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