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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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Springfielder Homiletical Studies 39-4

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

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