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Why small Christian communities work

Timothy O"Brien

Why small Christian communities work

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Published by Resource Publications in San Jose, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Jesus Christ -- History of doctrines.,
    • Catholic Church -- History.,
    • Basic Christian communities -- United States.,
    • Parishes -- United States.,
    • Church renewal -- United States -- Catholic Church.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62).

      StatementTimothy O"Brien with Margaret Gunnell.
      ContributionsGunnell, Margaret.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBX2347.72.U6 O37 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 62 p. ;
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL970328M
      ISBN 10089390371X
      LC Control Number96007045
      OCLC/WorldCa34318948

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