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I find The Fourth R stimulating and often eye-opening. I admire the courage of theologians who deal with the findings of biblical studies and also try to reshape Christianity in light of the global community and of natural science…

I really enjoy [The Fourth R] and usually read it cover to cover—it is one of the best benefits of membership.

As retired clergy this is a very good way of keeping up with current scholarship in the field of the Christian Scriptures.

My wife and I usually read an article aloud to one another with our morning coffee.

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. Annual subscription to six issues of The Fourth R is included in Westar membership.

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What’s in the Current Issue?

Editorial – Unforgetting By Art Dewey

My God’s Bigger than Your God – A Response to “How We Use God: Let Me Count the Ways” by Carl Jech (John W. Bennison)

Carl Jech Responds – Carl Jech

The Historical Jesus Is Not History – Roy W. Hoover with Robert J. Miller

Guy Fawkes – The Terrorist Who Became an Icon – Chad Venters

What I Have Learned from Other Religions – James S. Wolfe

Book Review – When God Was a Bird – Christianity, Animism, and the Re-enchantment of the World By Mark I. Wallace

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In a recent membership survey, respondents rated The Fourth R as the top benefit of Westar membership.