Stress in the life of the minister
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Published by Convention Press in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English


  • Clergy -- Psychology.,
  • Stress (Psychology)

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Brooks R. Faulkner.
ContributionsFaulkner, Brooks R.
LC ClassificationsBV4398 .S77
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3864692M
LC Control Number81186121

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