Assembling Our Theoretical Toolboxes

A Response

Authors

  • Teemu Taira University of Helsinki

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.36145

Keywords:

deconstruction, critical theory, realism, non-realism, social construction

Author Biography

Teemu Taira, University of Helsinki

Teemu Taira, University of Helsinki, Finland.

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Published

2018-06-06

How to Cite

Taira, T. (2018). Assembling Our Theoretical Toolboxes: A Response. Implicit Religion, 20(4), 427–436. https://doi.org/10.1558/imre.36145

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