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Published by Cascade Books in Eugene, Or .
Written in English


  • Christianity and politics,
  • Hope -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Cynicism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Church and social problems

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Meg E. Cox.
ContributionsCox, Meg E.
LC ClassificationsBR115.P7 C95 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 122 p. ;
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23713599M
ISBN 101606082140
ISBN 109781606082140
LC Control Number2009280387

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