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problem of religious commitment to an object of empirical inquiry.

Edwin Tuthven Walker

problem of religious commitment to an object of empirical inquiry.

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Published in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Experience (Religion),
  • God -- Knowableness.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR110 .W248
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 143 l.
    Number of Pages143
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5118787M
    LC Control Number74191891


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