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Published by Eerdmans in Grand Rapids .
Written in English


  • McGavran, Donald Anderson, 1897-,
  • Church growth -- Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Missions -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by A. R. Tippett.
ContributionsMcGavran, Donald Anderson, 1897-, Tippett, Alan Richard, ed.
LC ClassificationsBV652.25 .G63
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 447 p.
Number of Pages447
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5307755M
ISBN 100802834248
LC Control Number72091125

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