New religious movements in Asia and the Pacific Islands implications for church and society : proceedings of a conference

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Published by De La Salle University and International Federation of Catholic Universities, Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Universities in Manila, Philippines .

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Statementsponsored by the International Federation of Catholic Universities, Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Universities, February 10-13, 1993 ; Robert C. Salazar, editor.
ContributionsSalazar, Robert C., International Federation of Catholic Universities., Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Universities.
LC ClassificationsBL1032 .N49 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
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Open LibraryOL960180M
LC Control Number95947527

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