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Scientific explanation and religious belief

science and religion in philosophical and public discourse

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Published by Mohr Siebeck in Tübingen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion and science -- Congresses.

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    Statementedited by Michael G. Parker and Thomas M. Schmidt.
    GenreCongresses.
    SeriesReligion in philosophy and theology -- 17
    ContributionsParker, Michael G., Schmidt, Thomas M., Universitat Frankfurt am Main. Institut fur Religionsphilosophische Forschung.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 189 p. ;
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20650391M
    ISBN 103161487117


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