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The closing of the American heart what"s really wrong with America"s schools by Ronald H. Nash

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Published by Probe Books, Distributed by Word Pub. in [Dallas, Tex.] .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • Philosophy.


  • Public schools -- United States.,
  • Moral education -- United States.,
  • Christian education -- Philosophy.,
  • Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-231) and index.

StatementRonald H. Nash ; foreword by R.C. Sproul.
LC ClassificationsLA217 .N354 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination235 p. ;
Number of Pages235
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1871299M
ISBN 100945241119
LC Control Number90030823

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