The Revised Common Lectionary

Augsburg Fortress
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This edition includes the definitive list of RCL citations together with a new comprehensive introduction and notes to the reading sets, illuminating the origin and development of the lectionary that is explored weekly by thousands of preachers, worship leaders, and students of scripture.
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Augsburg Fortress
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Aug 1, 2012
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233
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9781451438475
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English
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Religion / Christian Ministry / Preaching
Religion / Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
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