- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (29 Oct. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0232530181
- ISBN-13: 978-0232530186
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 935,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Religion and Personal Life (Westminster Faith Debates) Paperback – 29 Oct 2013
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About the Author
Linda Woodhead is Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Lancaster University.
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