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The Secular Revolution Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life by Christian Smith

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American studies,
  • Religion: general,
  • Social history,
  • Religion,
  • General,
  • Sociology,
  • United States,
  • USA,
  • Secularism,
  • Americas (North Central South West Indies),
  • Sociology - General,
  • Religion / General,
  • Church history,
  • Church and state,
  • History,
  • Protestant churches

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages496
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7711533M
ISBN 100520235614
ISBN 109780520235618

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