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The Church in African Christianity

The Church in African Christianity

innovative essays in ecclesiology

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Published by Initiatives in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Christianity -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Church -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by J.N.K. Mugambi and Laurenti Magesa.
      SeriesAfrican challenge series ;, no. 1
      ContributionsMugambi, J. N. Kanyua, Magesa, Laurenti, 1946-, All Africa Conference of Churches.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR1360 .C49 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 205 p. ;
      Number of Pages205
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1698640M
      ISBN 109966420185
      LC Control Number91980222


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