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Religion matters what sociology teaches us about religion in our world by Michael O. Emerson

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Published by Prentice Hall in Upper Saddle River, NJ .
Written in English

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  • Religion and sociology -- Textbooks

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementMichael O. Emerson, Susanne C. Monahan, William A. Mirola.
GenreTextbooks
ContributionsMonahan, Susanne C., Mirola, William A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL60 .E48 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24002967M
ISBN 100205628001
ISBN 109780205628001
LC Control Number2009053892
OCLC/WorldCa496282386

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