The Perfection of Solitude: Hermits and Monks in the

Andrew Jotischky

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The Power of Inter-Religious Cooperation To Transform Conflict. However, the religious employer exemption met immediate and growing criticism from religious organizations and religious communities. He wishes that I would ask me for one more thing - for the help I need to love Him and to love others as much as He loves me. Eugene Carson Blake, a former head of the National Council of Churches, complained once that tax exemptions ended up putting a greater tax burden on the poor who could least afford it.

Pages: 198

Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt); annotated edition edition (April 11, 1995)

ISBN: 027101346X

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