Imagining religion from Babylon to Jonestown by Jonathan Z. Smith

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Religion,
  • Judaism

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementJonathan Z. Smith.
SeriesChicago studies in the history of Judaism
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 165 p. :
Number of Pages165
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16320658M
OCLC/WorldCa22695872

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