Theory and practice in church life and growth
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Theory and practice in church life and growth studies in East and Central Africa over the last hundred years : an interdisciplinary workshop in research on religion in Africa, June 1966-June 1968, Nairobi, Kenya. by Workshop in Religious Research.

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Published by [s.n.] in Nairobi .
Written in English


  • Church growth.,
  • Christianity -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Church history.

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Pagination490 p. :
Number of Pages490
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18584103M

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