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Confession of a Buddhist atheist

Stephen Batchelor

Confession of a Buddhist atheist

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Published by Spiegel & Grau in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Batchelor, Stephen,
  • Buddhists -- Biography,
  • Spiritual biography -- Great Britain

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStephen Batchelor.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ942.A689 A3 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23735876M
    ISBN 109780385527064, 9781588369840
    LC Control Number2009037937


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