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By Free Speech Center, published on April 5, 2022

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This new book by First Amendment scholar John R. Vile is an encyclopedia of people, court cases, ideas, historical events, and more concerning the role that prayer has played in American public life since our nation’s founding.


Prayer in American Public Life is published by the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University, where Vile is a professor.


The book is available for purchase from the First Amendment Press, an imprint of the Free Speech Center.




More than 1,700 articles on First Amendment topics, court cases and history