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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, Adding Wrinkles to the Text

Art Dewey

Which Came First, the Rhetoric or the Message?
A Response to Nina E. Livesey

Susan M. (Elli) Elliott & Nina E. Livesey

Justice versus Mercy in the Hebrew Bible

Richard Hagenston

Why the Jesus Seminar Needs the God Seminar

Clayton Crockett

The Seminar on God and the Human Future
A Report on the 2017 Fall Meeting

Alan Jay Richard

The Christianity Seminar
A Report on the 2017 Fall Meeting

Hal Taussig

Book Review of Teaching the Bible in the Liberal Arts Classroom
Jane S. Webster and Glenn S. Holland, editors

Glenna S. Jackson

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