Religion and the modern world

by Randall, John Herman

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company in New York

Written in English
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  • Christianity -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Statementby John Herman Randall and John Herman Randall, Jr.
Series"Religion and the modern age" series
ContributionsRandall, John Herman, 1899-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR479 .R3
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 249 p.
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6727946M
LC Control Number29010523
OCLC/WorldCa938530

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Paul Heelas is Professor of Religion and Modernity at Lancaster University. He is the author of The New Age Movement (Blackwell Pages: View this book» Buddhism, the eBook (4th Edition) View this book» Hinduism, the eBook (2nd Edition) View this book» Introducing World Religions: the eBook.

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