Listening to the voices: refugees as co-authors of practical theology

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Listening to the voices: refugees as co-authors of practical theology. / Lorensen, Marlene Ringgaard; Buch-Hansen, Gitte.

I: Practical Theology, Bind 11, Nr. 1, 02.01.2018, s. 29-41.

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Lorensen, MR & Buch-Hansen, G 2018, 'Listening to the voices: refugees as co-authors of practical theology', Practical Theology, bind 11, nr. 1, s. 29-41. https://doi.org/10.1080/1756073X.2017.1415577

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Lorensen, M. R., & Buch-Hansen, G. (2018). Listening to the voices: refugees as co-authors of practical theology. Practical Theology, 11(1), 29-41. https://doi.org/10.1080/1756073X.2017.1415577

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Lorensen MR, Buch-Hansen G. Listening to the voices: refugees as co-authors of practical theology. Practical Theology. 2018 jan 2;11(1):29-41. https://doi.org/10.1080/1756073X.2017.1415577

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Lorensen, Marlene Ringgaard ; Buch-Hansen, Gitte. / Listening to the voices: refugees as co-authors of practical theology. I: Practical Theology. 2018 ; Bind 11, Nr. 1. s. 29-41.

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