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The moral world of the first Christians

Wayne A. Meeks

The moral world of the first Christians

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Published by Westminster Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian ethics -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.,
  • Ethics, Ancient.,
  • Jewish ethics -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWayne A. Meeks.
    SeriesLibrary of early Christianity ;, 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1212 .M44 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination182 p. ;
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2712656M
    ISBN 100664219101
    LC Control Number86005504


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