Western Christianity

history of the Catholic Church by Richard La Belle

Publisher: Brown ROA Pub. Media in Dubuque, Iowa

Written in English
Published: Pages: 442 Downloads: 29
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  • Catholic Church -- History.,
  • Church history.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRichard La Belle.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX945.2 .L315 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 442 p. :
Number of Pages442
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2261707M
ISBN 100697026485
LC Control Number89143882
OCLC/WorldCa20090397

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