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Published by World Council of Churches .
Written in English


  • Christian social thought & activity,
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ContributionsLewis S. Mudge (Editor), Thomas Wieser (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8941240M
ISBN 102825413348
ISBN 109782825413340

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