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early Christians in Rome by Spence-Jones, H. D. M.

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English


  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.

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Printed in Great Britain.

Statementby the Very Rev. H. D. M. Spence-Jones, with a frontispiece in colour and twelve other illustrations.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 409, [1] p.
Number of Pages409
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16409631M

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