Church as the body of Christ

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Published by University of Notre Dame Press in [Notre Dame, Ind.] .

Written in English

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  • Jesus Christ -- Mystical body.

Edition Notes

Three of the papers were presented at the 1962 Notre Dame Colloquium.

Book details

Statement[by] K. E. Skydsgaard [and others].
SeriesThe Cardinal O"Hara series -- v. 1, Cardinal O"Hara series -- v. 1.
ContributionsSkydsgaard, K. E., Notre Dame Colloquium (1962 : University of Notre Dame)
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 145 p.
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16427705M

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