Religion of the gods

ritual, paradox, and reflexivity by Kimberley C. Patton

Publisher: Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementKimberley Christine Patton.
LC ClassificationsBL41 .P38 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3403719M
ISBN 10019509106X
ISBN 109780195091069
LC Control Number2005018935

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