Author Archives: Jill DeTemple

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AA-Dedman(Religious Study)

Finishing Strong

Folks interested in teaching and learning invest quite a bit of time and energy on the first day of courses. Symposia here at SMU regularly feature a session on “making the most of the first day of class,” rightly, I … Continue reading

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Robots in My Classroom

Two to three times a week, talking robots, cartoon animals, and humorous drawings of celebrity figures make appearances in my Problems in the Philosophy of Religion classroom. In full color, but with oddly stilted voices, they discuss evil, Anselm’s proof … Continue reading

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