Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr. Editor

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AltaMira, Marketing Director/Editor of their Religious Studies, Erik Hanson, and the editor-in-chief of this volume, William Swatos, have kindly consented to allow us to post the content of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society for the public's use on the web site of Hartford Seminary's Hartford Institute for Religion Research.  We want to publicly thank them for their generosity.  

We have made every effort to translate the exact printed content of the book to a web format, however, in the communication from one medium to another errors may have occurred.  

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr.

Copyright 1998 by AltaMira Press, A Division of Sage Publications, Inc.

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