Organized religion and seniors" mental health
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Organized religion and seniors" mental health by Anthony J. Blasi

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


  • Aged -- Mental health -- Religious aspects,
  • Psychology and religion,
  • Mental health -- Religious aspects,
  • Experience (Religion) -- Psychological aspects

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Edition Notes


LC ClassificationsBV 4580 B55 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination118 p
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21114443M

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