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Art and religion as communication by James Waddell

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Published by John Knox Press in Atlanta .
Written in English


  • Art and religion

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [245]-252.

Statementedited by James Waddell and F. W. Dillistone.
ContributionsDillistone, F. W. 1903- joint author.
LC ClassificationsN72.R4 W32
The Physical Object
Pagination252 p.
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5413890M
ISBN 100804219303
LC Control Number73005353

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