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Gender as a divine attribute

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Gender as a divine attribute. / Rea, Michael Cannon.

In: Religious Studies, Vol. 52, No. 1, 03.2016, p. 97-115.

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Rea, MC 2016, 'Gender as a divine attribute' Religious Studies, vol 52, no. 1, pp. 97-115. DOI: 10.1017/S0034412514000614

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Rea, M. C. (2016). Gender as a divine attribute. Religious Studies, 52(1), 97-115. DOI: 10.1017/S0034412514000614

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Rea MC. Gender as a divine attribute. Religious Studies. 2016 Mar;52(1):97-115. Available from, DOI: 10.1017/S0034412514000614

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Rea, Michael Cannon. / Gender as a divine attribute. In: Religious Studies. 2016 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 97-115

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