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IS THERE A DISTINCTIVE HUMAN NATURE? APPROACHING THE QUESTION FROM A CHRISTIAN EPISTEMIC BASE

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IS THERE A DISTINCTIVE HUMAN NATURE? APPROACHING THE QUESTION FROM A CHRISTIAN EPISTEMIC BASE. / Torrance, Alan J.

In: Zygon, Vol. 47, No. 4, 12.2012, p. 903-917.

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Torrance, AJ 2012, 'IS THERE A DISTINCTIVE HUMAN NATURE? APPROACHING THE QUESTION FROM A CHRISTIAN EPISTEMIC BASE' Zygon, vol 47, no. 4, pp. 903-917. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2012.01303.x

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Torrance, A. J. (2012). IS THERE A DISTINCTIVE HUMAN NATURE? APPROACHING THE QUESTION FROM A CHRISTIAN EPISTEMIC BASE. Zygon, 47(4), 903-917. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2012.01303.x

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Torrance AJ. IS THERE A DISTINCTIVE HUMAN NATURE? APPROACHING THE QUESTION FROM A CHRISTIAN EPISTEMIC BASE. Zygon. 2012 Dec;47(4):903-917. Available from, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.2012.01303.x

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Torrance, Alan J./ IS THERE A DISTINCTIVE HUMAN NATURE? APPROACHING THE QUESTION FROM A CHRISTIAN EPISTEMIC BASE. In: Zygon. 2012 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 903-917

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