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Religious conscience, the state, and the law

historical contexts and contemporary significance

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • Canada.
    • Subjects:
    • Freedom of religion -- United States.,
    • Freedom of religion -- Canada.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementJohn McLaren and Harold Coward, editors.
      SeriesSUNY series in religious studies
      ContributionsMcLaren, John, 1940-, Coward, Harold G.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBV741 .R428 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 247 p. ;
      Number of Pages247
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL703235M
      ISBN 10079144001X, 0791440028
      LC Control Number97052270


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