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The existence of God

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English


  • God -- Proof,
  • God -- History of doctrines

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Edition Notes

Statementreadings selected, edited, and furnished with an introductory essay, by John Hick.
SeriesProblems of philosophy series
LC ClassificationsBT98 .H5
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 305 p.
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5913655M
LC Control Number64015840

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