Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Vol 14, No 1 (2020)

Dominic Johnson, God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human

Mary H Bugbee
Issued Date: 5 Aug 2020


Dominic Johnson, <i>God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human</i>

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DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.38290


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