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On method in the history of religions

James S. Helfer

On method in the history of religions

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Published by Wesleyan University Press in Middletown, Conn .
Written in English


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Statementedited by James S. Helfer.
SeriesHistory and theory; studies in the philosophy of history -- Beiheft 8
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Open LibraryOL19898394M

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