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'Vain are the thousand creeds' : Wuthering Heights, the Bible and liberal protestantism.

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'Vain are the thousand creeds' : Wuthering Heights, the Bible and liberal protestantism. / Marsden, Simon J.

In: Literature and Theology, Vol. 20, No. 3, 09.2006, p. 236-250.

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Marsden SJ. 'Vain are the thousand creeds' : Wuthering Heights, the Bible and liberal protestantism. Literature and Theology. 2006 Sep;20(3):236-250. doi: 10.1093/litthe/frl025

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