Writing Recycling: A New Wrinkle in the Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Controversy?

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In 2012, journalist Jonah Lehrer came under fire for self-plagiarism.* Lehrer eventually lost his job due to recycling and inventing material, notably attributing false quotes to Bob Dylan. While writing for the New Yorker, Lehrer posted a column which began in nearly the same manner as a column published by the Wall Street Journal during the previous year. Jim Romenesko first reported Lehrer's recycled material. To see how similar they are (nearly identical), you can go to Romenesko's blog … [Read more...]

Another Publisher Investigates Mark Driscoll’s Books

Another Christian publisher is conducting a review of Mark Driscoll's books. This evening, Becky Garrison reports at Religion Dispatches that publisher Crossway is conducting an internal review of Mark Driscoll's books to ensure "proper citation and documentation." That is the same thing Crossway told me when I asked about my prior posts on Death By Love, a book authored by Driscoll and Gerry Breshears and published by Crossway.I contacted Crossway's Executive Director of Marketing James … [Read more...]


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