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"Brave New World" - Towards a philosophical theology of the Old Testament

  title={"Brave New World" - Towards a philosophical theology of the Old Testament},
  author={Jaco W. Gericke},
  journal={Old Testament essays},
  • J. Gericke
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Old Testament essays
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