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African Christianity

Paul Gifford

African Christianity

its public role in Uganda and other African countries

by Paul Gifford

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Published by Fountain Publishers in Kampala .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Christianity -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPaul Gifford.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR1360 .G52 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 368 p. ;
      Number of Pages368
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL126853M
      ISBN 109970021702
      LC Control Number99502412
      OCLC/WorldCa45872546


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