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An eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theology

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An eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theology. / Grant, Euan Alexander.

In: New Blackfriars, Vol. 100, No. 1089, 29.08.2019, p. 493-508.

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Grant, EA 2019, 'An eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theology', New Blackfriars, vol. 100, no. 1089, pp. 493-508. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbfr.12400

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Grant, E. A. (2019). An eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theology. New Blackfriars, 100(1089), 493-508. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbfr.12400

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Grant EA. An eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theology. New Blackfriars. 2019 Aug 29;100(1089):493-508. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbfr.12400

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Grant, Euan Alexander. / An eschatological critique of Catherine Pickstock’s Liturgical Theology. In: New Blackfriars. 2019 ; Vol. 100, No. 1089. pp. 493-508.

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