The Challenge of Basic Christian Communities Papers from the International Ecumenical Congress of Theology, February 29-March 2, 1980, S~Ao Paulo, B by Sergio Torres

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  • Ecumenism,
  • Latin America,
  • Ecumenical Movements,
  • Religion - Theology,
  • Religion,
  • Basic Christian communities,
  • Catholic Church,
  • Christian communities,
  • Congresses

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ContributionsJohn Eagleson (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL8180321M
ISBN 100883445034
ISBN 109780883445037

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