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Exodus and Revolution
Title:Exodus and Revolution
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ISBN:0465021638
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Number of Pages:192
Category:Religion, Judaism, Theology, Judaica, Politics, Philosophy, History, Non fiction
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Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism, Arguing About War, The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions, Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality, The Revolution of the Saints: A Study in the Origins of Radical Politics, Exodus and Revolution, On Toleration, Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations, Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad, In God's Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible
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