Presenting the Past: The Genre of Commentary in Theoretical Perspective

  title={Presenting the Past: The Genre of Commentary in Theoretical Perspective},
  author={Aaron W Hughes},
  journal={Method \& Theory in The Study of Religion},
  • A. Hughes
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Method & Theory in The Study of Religion
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