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Published by Transnational Publishers, Inc. in Ardsley, NY .
Written in English


  • Religion and law,
  • Conflict management -- Religious aspects

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and edited by J.I. Coffey and Charles T. Mathewes.
ContributionsCoffey, Joseph I., Mathewes, Charles T., 1969-, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding.
LC ClassificationsBL65.L33 R447 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 168 p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3562342M
ISBN 101571052801, 1571052631
LC Control Number2002029116

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