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, A Deeper Contagion
The Woman with the Empty Jar
(Thomas 97 and Africa)
Glenna S. Jackson
Toward a Strategy for an Enlightened Faith
Roy W. Hoover
A Response to Roy W. Hoover's "Toward a Strategy for an Enlightened Faith"
Christopher D. Rodkey
A Response to Christopher D. Rodkey
Roy W. Hoover
Metaphysics and Miracles
Loyal D. Rue
The Life of God from Conception to Death in the Human Thought-World
The Seminar on God and the Human Future - A Report on the 2019 Fall Meeting
Jordan E. Miller
The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Biography
by Katherine Apostolacus
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The Fourth R - "One of the Best Benefits of Membership"
In a recent membership survey, respondents rated The Fourth R as the top benefit of Westar membership.