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Published by Auburn House in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Aging -- Religious aspects

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-229) and index.

Statementedited by L. Eugene Thomas and Susan A. Eisenhandler ; foreword by Harry R. Moody.
ContributionsThomas, L. Eugene, 1932-, Eisenhandler, Susan A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL65.A46 A55 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 241 p. :
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1401179M
ISBN 100865692106
LC Control Number93009018

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