Tips for Teaching. Name It and Disclaim It

A Tool for Better Discussion in Religious Studies


  • Joseph P. Laycock Texas State University
  • Natasha L. Mikles Texas State University



fallacy, medical materialism, religious studies


This article proposes a strategy of creating labels for problematic ways doing analysis in religious studies classes. By identifying patterns of weak analysis and naming them, faculty can give students the ability to talk about analysis and become more critical in their approach to religious studies. 

Author Biographies

  • Joseph P. Laycock, Texas State University

    Joseph Laycock is an assistant professor of religious studies at Texas State University.

  • Natasha L. Mikles, Texas State University

    Natsha Mikles is a lecturer in religious studies at Texas State University


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How to Cite

Laycock, J., & Mikles, N. (2019). Tips for Teaching. Name It and Disclaim It: A Tool for Better Discussion in Religious Studies. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 47(3-4), 18-21.