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For we all share in one Spirit : charismatic gifts and church unity. / Leidenhag, Joanna.

In: Theologica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.09.2020.

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Leidenhag, J 2020, 'For we all share in one Spirit: charismatic gifts and church unity', Theologica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, vol. 4, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.14428/thl.v4i1.52633, https://doi.org/https://ojs.uclouvain.be/index.php/theologica/article/view/52633

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Leidenhag, J. (2020). For we all share in one Spirit: charismatic gifts and church unity. Theologica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.14428/thl.v4i1.52633, https://doi.org/https://ojs.uclouvain.be/index.php/theologica/article/view/52633

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Leidenhag J. For we all share in one Spirit: charismatic gifts and church unity. Theologica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology. 2020 Sep 1;4(1). https://doi.org/10.14428/thl.v4i1.52633, https://doi.org/https://ojs.uclouvain.be/index.php/theologica/article/view/52633

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Leidenhag, Joanna. / For we all share in one Spirit : charismatic gifts and church unity. In: Theologica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology. 2020 ; Vol. 4, No. 1.

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