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The development of the early Christian church a study based on the Acts of the Apostles and the Epistles by Chris Benson Hartshorn

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Published by Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in [Independence, Mo.] .
Written in English


  • Bible. N.T. Acts and Epistles -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.,
  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Chris B. Hartshorn.
LC ClassificationsBS2617.5 .H3
The Physical Object
Pagination341 p.
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5535233M
LC Control Number67011907

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