Solidarity with the Poor? Positioning the Church of the Nazarene in England in 2003 and 2013

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Solidarity with the Poor? Positioning the Church of the Nazarene in England in 2003 and 2013. / Hirst, Michael Anthony.

In: Wesley and Methodist Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.2018, p. 66-84.

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Hirst, MA 2018, 'Solidarity with the Poor? Positioning the Church of the Nazarene in England in 2003 and 2013', Wesley and Methodist Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 66-84. https://doi.org/10.5325/weslmethstud.10.1.0066

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Hirst, M. A. (2018). Solidarity with the Poor? Positioning the Church of the Nazarene in England in 2003 and 2013. Wesley and Methodist Studies, 10(1), 66-84. https://doi.org/10.5325/weslmethstud.10.1.0066

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Hirst MA. Solidarity with the Poor? Positioning the Church of the Nazarene in England in 2003 and 2013. Wesley and Methodist Studies. 2018 Jan;10(1):66-84. https://doi.org/10.5325/weslmethstud.10.1.0066

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Hirst, Michael Anthony. / Solidarity with the Poor? Positioning the Church of the Nazarene in England in 2003 and 2013. In: Wesley and Methodist Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 66-84.

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