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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Religion -- Bibliography of bibliographies.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and indexes.

      Statementedited by Anne T. Fraker.
      ContributionsFraker, Anne T., 1946-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ7757.U5 R45 1989, BL2525 R45 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 236 p. ;
      Number of Pages236
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2043118M
      ISBN 100252015886
      LC Control Number88019933


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