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What is the API (Application Program Interface)?

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CTQ Homiletical Studies 41-1

by Norbert H. Mueller Mark J. Steege Dr. Gerhard Aho Rev. Dr. Henry J. Eggold Jr.

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CTQ Homiletical Studies 48-4

by Dr. Gerhard Aho Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer Norbert H. Mueller Rev. Dr. Harold Zietlow Rev. Dr. Harold Zietlow Rev. Dr. George Richard Kraus Rev. Dr. Ken Schurb Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Carter Lowell F. Thomas Mark R. Oien Rev. Edwin H. Dubberke Rev. Luther George Strasen Rev. Luther George Strasen William G. Thompson

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CTQ Homilietical Studies 42-2

by Rev. Dr. David P. Scaer Robert Schaibley Rev. Dr. Henry J. Eggold Jr. Roger Humann Norbert H. Mueller Rev. Dr. Charles J. Evanson

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