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Psychology, religion, and human need

William Langley Carrington

Psychology, religion, and human need

a guide for ministers, doctors, teachers, and social workers.

by William Langley Carrington

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Published by Channel Press in Great Neck, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pastoral psychology

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4102 .C32
    The Physical Object
    Pagination315 p.
    Number of Pages315
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6225775M
    LC Control Number57012036
    OCLC/WorldCa1439908


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