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Understanding religion and science in the African context

Understanding religion and science in the African context

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Published by African Center for Religion and Science in Kisoro, Uganda .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Nkurunziza R.K. Deusdedit with Mugumya Levis.
SeriesReligion and science series ;, v. 1
ContributionsNkurunziza, Deusdedit R. K., 1953-, Mugumya, Levis., African Center for Religion and Science (Uganda)
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 109 p. :
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3737312M
LC Control Number2003405163

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