Westar provides resources on the latest religious studies research to both members of the general public and academic scholars. Westar is not affiliated with any religious institution and does not advocate a particular theological point of view. At Westar, all serious questions about religion are welcome. In fact, Westar Fellows make an ethical commitment to share honest, empirically-based, inclusive research with the public.
Resources for the Public
Westar on the Issues
Resources on the latest topics in the headlines. From immigration, to politics and religion, to homosexuality, and beyond.
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The Fourth R shares the latest thinking from religion scholars and writers - in non-technical language for a general audience.
Seminar Reports provide data on topics related to early Christianity, based on long-term research projects by leading scholars in religious studies.
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Westar isn't alone in promoting new approaches to religion and religious literacy. See our list of organizations and helpful links.
Looking for a way to get to know other people interested in questions that matter about religion in society today? Westar members host study groups in their local communities. These groups are diverse in their interests and approaches. You can also host your own study group. Click "Find a Study Group" to see a list of names and contacts, along with more information about how to host a group in your area.
Study Guides and other resources are available under the Resources tab on books and media pages, including:
- The Authentic Letters of Paul
- Born Divine
- When Faith Meets Reason
- The Gospel of Mary of Magdala
- An Uncommon Lectionary
- A Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek
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