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Christians and the military the early experience by John Helgeland

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Published by SCM in London .
Written in English


  • War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.,
  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Helgeland, Robert J. Daly and J. Patout Burns.
ContributionsDaly, Robert J., 1933-, Burns, J. Patout.
LC ClassificationsBR195.W3
The Physical Object
Paginationvii,101p. ;
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21298307M
ISBN 10033400201X

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