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Religion and social theory

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Published by Sage Publications in London, Newbury Park, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion and sociology.,
  • Religion and politics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-260) and index.

    StatementBryan S. Turner.
    SeriesTheory, culture & society, Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL60 .T87 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 264 p. ;
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1567487M
    ISBN 100803985681, 080398569X
    LC Control Number91053015


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