History, Religion, and Spiritual Democracy Essays in Honor of Joseph L. Blau by Maurice Wohlgelernter

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  • Philosophy,
  • Blau, Joseph L,
  • Judaism,
  • Philosophy, American,
  • Political science,
  • Religion

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Number of Pages375
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ISBN 100231046243
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