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Published by SCM Press, Orbis Books in London, Maryknoll, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Satisfaction -- Religious aspects.,
  • Religion and culture.,
  • Experience (Religion),
  • Faith -- Comparative studies.,
  • Civilization, Modern -- 1950-,
  • Postmodernism -- Religious aspects.,
  • Liberation theology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Maureen Junker-Kenny and Miklós Tomka.
SeriesConcilium -- 1999/4, Concilium (Glen Rock, N.J.) -- 1999/4
ContributionsJunker-Kenny, Maureen., Tomka, Miklós.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 127 p.
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21925044M
ISBN 100334030552, 1570752281

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