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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religion -- Dictionaries,
  • Religions -- Dictionaries

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesOxford concise dictionary of world religions, Oxford dictionary of world religions.
Statementedited by John Bowker.
GenreDictionaries.
SeriesOxford paperback reference
ContributionsBowker, John Westerdale.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL31 .C65 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 702 p. ;
Number of Pages702
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22650407M
ISBN 10019861053X
ISBN 109780198610533
LC Control Number2006271863

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