I have built up numerous cheesy but memorable “mottos” for the academic study of religion, which I use in my teaching. Perhaps I’ll write about more of them later, but meanwhile today’s topic is the motto, “our class is not a paint-by-number kit, but a workshop for critical thought.”
I wrote up a short and sweet description of the classroom schtick I use to introduce this, which Teaching Theology and Religion published a few years ago in open access form.
More entertaining, perhaps, would be to click below for a video version. I’ve just recorded it for a class that I’m moving online, and it couldn’t hurt to post it here.