Christianity in Africa in the 1990s

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Published by Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh .

Written in English

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  • Africa

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  • Christianity -- Africa -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by Christopher Fyfe and Andrew Walls.
GenreCongresses.
ContributionsFyfe, Christopher., Walls, Andrew F., University of Edinburgh. Centre of African Studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR1360 .C478 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL456641M
LC Control Number98172967
OCLC/WorldCa35318556

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