Who are the evangelicals?
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Who are the evangelicals? tracing the roots of the modern movements by Derek Tidball

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Published by Marshall Pickering in London .
Written in English


  • Evangelicalism,
  • Evangelicalism -- History

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Edition Notes

StatementDerek J. Tidball ; with forewords by Clive Calver and Mark A. Noll.
LC ClassificationsBR1640 .T53 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 290 p. ;
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL847682M
ISBN 100551025034
LC Control Number95126842

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