Religion and material culture the matter of belief

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Religious life,
  • Religion,
  • Religions,
  • Faith,
  • Material culture -- Religious aspects

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by David Morgan.
ContributionsMorgan, David, 1957-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL624 .R425 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23218116M
ISBN 109780415481151, 9780415481168
LC Control Number2009016868

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