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7 edition of Who rules the church? found in the catalog.

Who rules the church?

examining congregational leadership and church government

by Gerald Cowen

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Broadman & Holman in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baptists -- Government -- History,
  • Clergy -- Office -- History of doctrines,
  • Church polity -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-152).

    StatementGerald P. Cowen.
    ContributionsCaner, Emir Fethi., Prescott, Stephen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX6340 .C69 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 152 p. ;
    Number of Pages152
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3325636M
    ISBN 100805430350
    LC Control Number2004299176
    OCLC/WorldCa53017496

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