Christian myth and ritual
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Christian myth and ritual a historical study by Edwin Oliver James

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Published by John Murray... in London .
Written in English


  • Catholic Church -- Liturgy -- History.,
  • Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Cults.,
  • Christianity and other religions.

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Edition Notes

Statementby E.O. James....
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20131643M
LC Control Number37021822

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