Philosophy of religion thinking about faith by C. Stephen Evans

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Published by IVP Academic in Downers Grove, Ill .

Written in English

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  • Religion -- Philosophy,
  • Philosophical theology

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Includes bibliographical references.

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StatementC. Stephen Evans and R. Zachary Manis.
SeriesThe contours of Christian philosophy series
ContributionsManis, R. Zachary.
LC ClassificationsBL51 .E86 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23606720M
ISBN 109780830838769
LC Control Number2009026591

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