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Tears: Towards a Biblical Theology

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[ci] Hall, 139.

[cii] Alister McGrath, Bridge-Building: Creative Christian Apologetics (Leicester, England: IVP, 1992), 51-73.

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About the Author: F. Wesley Shortridge, D.Min. (Evangel University, 2016), M.A. (Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2010), B.A. (Central Bible College, 2009), is the founding pastor of Liberty Community Church in Bealeton, Virginia. Facebook LinkedIn

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