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Religion and the public good a bicentennial forum by

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Published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga .
Written in English



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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementwith addresses by William Lee Miller ... [et al.] ; and with a foreword by John F. Wilson.
ContributionsMiller, William Lee.
LC ClassificationsBL2525 .R462 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 139 p., [4] p. of plates :
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2037371M
ISBN 100865543267
LC Control Number88013667

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