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Published by Lippincott in Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fathers of the church.,
  • Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 186-187.

Statementby Maurice Wiles.
SeriesKnowing Christianity
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR67 .W53 1966a
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5993967M
LC Control Number66025412

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