The Great Number of Strange Doctrines: On Speculative Theology

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The Great Number of Strange Doctrines : On Speculative Theology. / Baark, Sigurd.

In: Neue Zeitschrift fuer Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2014, p. 108-124.

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Baark, S 2014, 'The Great Number of Strange Doctrines: On Speculative Theology', Neue Zeitschrift fuer Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 108-124.

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Baark, S. (2014). The Great Number of Strange Doctrines: On Speculative Theology. Neue Zeitschrift fuer Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, 56(1), 108-124.

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Baark S. The Great Number of Strange Doctrines: On Speculative Theology. Neue Zeitschrift fuer Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie. 2014;56(1):108-124.

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Baark, Sigurd. / The Great Number of Strange Doctrines : On Speculative Theology. In: Neue Zeitschrift fuer Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie. 2014 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 108-124.

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