Popular Religion

  title={Popular Religion},
  author={H. Maynard Smith},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={378 - 395}
  • H. M. Smith
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
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