Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr. Editor

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr.

Peter Kivisto
Associate Editor

Barbara J. Denison
James McClenon
Assistant Editorsbreak

Copyright 1998 by AltaMira Press, A Division of Sage Publications, Inc.

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Main entry under title:

Encyclopedia of religion and society / edited by William H. Swatos, Jr.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-7619-8956-0 (alk. paper)
1. Religion and sociology-Encyclopedia. I. Swatos, William H.
BL60.E53 1998
306.6'03-dc21                                                       97-33724

This book is printed on acid-free paper.

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