By James E. Bradley,Richard A. Muller
This revised, increased, and up to date moment variation contains dialogue of Internet-based learn, digitized texts, and the digital kinds of learn instruments. The enormously enlarged bibliography of analysis aids now contains many major new assets that experience turn into on hand because the first edition’s ebook in 1995. obtainable and transparent, this creation will proceed to profit either scholars and skilled students within the field.
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Church History: An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources by James E. Bradley,Richard A. Muller