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What does it mean to treat a person as an end and not as a means only? There are data available from non-census sampling surveys that ask about practice and belief, but these are usually limited in scope to narrow questions such as church attendance, and do not entirely reveal the proportion of society which is non-attending, but nevertheless privately practicing and/or believing. The course will survey the general academic methods that scholars use to analyze these texts and the historical background of the texts.

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