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A26892 A Christian directory, or, A summ of practical theologie and cases of conscience directing Christians how to use their knowledge and faith, how to improve all helps and means, and to perform all duties, how to overcome temptations, and to escape or mortifie every sin : in four parts ... / by Richard Baxter. Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691. 1673 (1673) Wing B1219; ESTC R21847 2,513,132 1,258

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