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The evolution of early Christianity a genetic study of first-century Christianity in relation to its religious environment. by Shirley Jackson Case

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Published by University of Chicago Press in [Chicago] .
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  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600

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LC ClassificationsBR165 .C35
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 385 p.
Number of Pages385
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6569997M
LC Control Number14017216

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