Modern war and the American churches

a factual study of the Christian conscience on trial from 1939 to the cold war crisis of today. by Ralph Luther Moellering

Publisher: American Press in New York

Written in English
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    Includes bibliography.

    LC ClassificationsBR115.W2 M56
    The Physical Object
    Pagination141 p.
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6200036M
    LC Control Number56009006

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