Religion and faith in Latin America.
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Published by Westminster Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English



  • Latin America,
  • Latin America.


  • Protestant churches -- Latin America.,
  • Latin America -- Religion.

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Edition Notes

StatementWith a foreword by Alberto Rembao.
LC ClassificationsBR600 .R82
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6245358M
LC Control Number58005838

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