The patristic background of old English greed
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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English


  • Avarice -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Christian influence

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Pagination6 microfiches.
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Open LibraryOL18966929M

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