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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, Facing the Abyss

Art Dewey

Putting Paul in His Place

Charles W. Hedrick

Silencing Jesus with Theology
From Parable to Allegory

Perry Kea

Silencing Jesus with Politics
From a Subversive to a Submissive Jesus

Paul H. Jones

A Case for Theological Realism

Byron Bangert

Book Review of Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century
Context to the Apostle edited by Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm

Gordon W. G. Raynal

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