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Along with "Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic," Religion is the fourth "R" of basic literacy. First published in 1987, The Fourth R shares the latest thinking from religion scholars and writers—in non-technical language aimed at a general audience. This popular magazine also includes early reports on Westar seminar deliberations and the latest news about Westar events and programs. Annual subscription to six issues of The Fourth R is included in Westar membership.

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Editorial, Meeting Marcus Again
Art Dewey

Bless You, Marcus Borg
Robin Meyers

Marcus Borg's Convictions
Jarmo Tarkki

Marcus J. Borg: Jesus
Joanna Dewey

What Defiles Us?
Marcus Borg

Reflection on Borg's The God We Never Knew
Joe Bessler

Marcus Borg: A Layperson's View of His Life & Work
Richard J. Carter

It's the Theology: In Memory of Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015)
John Dominic Crossan

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