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Young Saints and the Knots of Satan: Moral Exemplarity, Ministry, and Youth in Early Modern Dissenters’ Writing. / Pritchard, Penny.

In: Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2, 23.05.2018, p. 225-240.

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