literary history of religious thought in France from the wars of religion down to our own times by Henri Bremond

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  • Catholic Church -- France.,
  • Religious literature, French -- History and criticism.,
  • Mysticism.,
  • Religious thought -- France.

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Statementby Henri Bremond. Vol.2, Coming of mysticism (1590-1620) / translated by K.L. Montgomery.
ContributionsMontgomery, K. L.
The Physical Object
Pagination451 ;
Number of Pages451
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Open LibraryOL18784384M

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