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challenge: is the Church obsolete? An Australian response to the challenge of modern society. by Ivan Southall

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Published by Landsdowne Press in association with the Australian Council of Churches in [Melbourne] .
Written in English



  • Australia


  • Church and the world.,
  • Australia -- Church history.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsAustralian Council of Churches.
LC ClassificationsBR115.W6 S57
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 264 p.
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5566947M
LC Control Number67072590

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