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Published by Blackwell in Oxford [England], Malden, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religion -- Philosophy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRoger Trigg.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL51 .T65 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 226 p. ;
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL691603M
ISBN 100631197478, 0631197486
LC Control Number97038754

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