The Four Rs of Literacy
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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, The Land of Magical Thinking
Art Dewey

Is the Bible the Word of God?: Part 1 of 3
Charles Hedrick & Lee McDonald

The Seminar on God and the Human Future: A Report on the 2016 Spring Meeting
Joe Bessler

Christianity Seminar: A Report on the 2016 Spring Meeting
Carly Daniel-Hughes

Heresy—Or Not
Harry T. Cook

Book Review of The Messiah of Peace: A Performance-Criticism Commentary on Mark’s Passion-Resurrection Narrative by Thomas E. Boomershine
Glenna Jackson

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