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Jean-Paul Sartre: Mystical Atheist or Mystical Antipathist?

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Jean-Paul Sartre: Mystical Atheist or Mystical Antipathist? / Kirkpatrick, Katherine.

In: European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013, p. 159-168.

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Kirkpatrick, Katherine. / Jean-Paul Sartre: Mystical Atheist or Mystical Antipathist?. In: European Journal for Philosophy of Religion. 2013 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 159-168.

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