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Was John Gill a hyper-Calvinist? Determining Gill's theological identity. / Rathel, David.

In: Baptist Quarterly, Vol. 48, No. 1, 03.01.2017, p. 47-59.

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Rathel, D 2017, 'Was John Gill a hyper-Calvinist? Determining Gill's theological identity', Baptist Quarterly, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 47-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/0005576X.2016.1255421

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Rathel, D. (2017). Was John Gill a hyper-Calvinist? Determining Gill's theological identity. Baptist Quarterly, 48(1), 47-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/0005576X.2016.1255421

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Rathel D. Was John Gill a hyper-Calvinist? Determining Gill's theological identity. Baptist Quarterly. 2017 Jan 3;48(1):47-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/0005576X.2016.1255421

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Rathel, David. / Was John Gill a hyper-Calvinist? Determining Gill's theological identity. In: Baptist Quarterly. 2017 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 47-59.

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