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Outo-etnografie as selfhulp vir predikante met bedieningsmoegheid: Verkennende opmerkings

Alfred R. Brunsdon, George A. Lotter
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 32, No 1 | a465 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v32i1.465 | © 2011 Alfred R. Brunsdon, George A. Lotter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 October 2010 | Published: 24 August 2011

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Alfred R. Brunsdon, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
George A. Lotter, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

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