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Myth and Christianity

Karl Jaspers

Myth and Christianity

an inquiry into the possibility of religion without myth

by Karl Jaspers

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Published by Noonday Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published as, "Die Frage der Entmythologisierung".

Statementby Karl Jaspers and Rudolf Bultmann ; (translated (from the German) by Norbert Guterman).
ContributionsBultmann, Rudolf, 1884-1976.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15023868M
ISBN 100374500738
OCLC/WorldCa500721364


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