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Published by Published for the University of Florida Institute of Gerontology by the University of Florida Press in Gainesville .
Written in English


  • Older Christians -- Religious life.,
  • Church work with older people.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 111-113.

StatementEdited by Delton L. Scudder.
SeriesInstitute of Gerontology series, v. 8
ContributionsScudder, Delton Lewis, 1906- ed.
LC ClassificationsBV4580 .S68 1958
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 113 p.
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5336606M
LC Control Number72189957

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