Religion and politics in America faith, culture, and strategic choices by Robert Booth Fowler

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, CO .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementRobert Booth Fowler ... [et al.].
LC ClassificationsBL2525 .F677 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 363 p. :
Number of Pages363
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24562538M
ISBN 100813344360
ISBN 109780813344362
LC Control Number2009047220

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