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Reed, Kevin. John Knox: The Forgotten Reformer. Studies in the Theology of the Scottish Reformer. Forthcoming.
Reed, Kevin. Presbyterian Government in Extraordinary Times. Dallas: privately published paper (loose-leaf), 1993.
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