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Journal of the Bible and its Reception

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“The Bible is the Word of God.… What does it Tell us About War?”

The Use of Scripture in Professor James Cooper’s The Soldiers of the Bible and in his Sermon on the National Day of Prayer and Intercession, 3 January 1915

Charlotte Methuen
Published Online: 2018-01-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbr-2017-0003

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About the article

Published Online: 2018-01-05

Published in Print: 2017-10-26

Citation Information: Journal of the Bible and its Reception, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 193–206, ISSN (Online) 2329-4434, ISSN (Print) 2329-440X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbr-2017-0003.

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