Five logical fallacies to avoid

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   In previous posts I defined logical fallacies, and suggested ways to avoid the use of fallacies in your own work. In this post I outline five common fallacies and give examples of each and a brief commentary. All …

What are logical fallacies?

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   What is a fallacy? In general conversation, any widely held but false belief may be described as a fallacy, or as fallacious. It’s like saying, “Hey, that’s not true.” But in academic writing, a fallacy has a more …