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The Bible and Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide

The Bible and Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide is published by the Bible Literacy Project, the Society of Biblical Literature and the First Amendment Center.

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For additional copies of the report call: 1-800-830-3733 and request Publication No. 99-F03.

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