Plagiarism

“Martin Luther King, Jr. was a plagiarist”

We must also guard against another temptation. When the world recently learned that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a plagiarist, those who had a vested interest in keeping him up on his pedestal immediately began talking about feet of clay, the human condition, and we all struggle, do we not? In other words, Dr. King was a scoundrel, but we will admit no evidence that supports the claim and treat as a scoundrel anyone who dares to present the evidence. When confronted, against our will, with indisputable evidence that our hero was not foremost among the saints, the automatic response is to interpret it as evidence that King had a ‘weakness’ or a ‘failing.’ But never is it called by its Biblical name — sin.
Douglas Wilson

Rachel Miller: Christian Publisher Addresses Plagiarism Allegations, Withdraws Books from Print

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company discovered that one of their authors committed plagiarism in his contributions to one of their commentary sets. Rachel Miller has the details Christian Publisher Addresses Plagiarism Allegations, Withdraws Books from Print. Rachel has too much class to say this — but I don’t. Eerdmans conducted an investigation into the charges and did not declare the messenger guilty of personal animosity against the plagiarist or the publisher. They owned responsibility for their error and didn’t rail against anyone. Then again, Eerdmans is actually a Christian publisher.

UPDATE:
New Saint Andrews College offers NSA credits for a Logos Online course that requires students to use Omnibus Volume VI, which contains massive amounts of plagiarized text. Shameless hacks, every one of them.
HT: Menelaus

A Daughter of the Reformation
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“for anyone familiar with . . . the footnotes in our books”

Allow me to clear my throat and modestly nod at the Omnibus curriculum, which takes students through six massive volumes of hundreds of ancient, medieval and modern books and plays — Scripture, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Homer, Herodotus, Plutarch, Euclid, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Thucy . . . oh, never mind. . . . In short, for anyone familiar with the topics at ACCS conferences, the footnotes in our books, and the curricula in our schools, Michael appears to be a perpilocutionist.
Douglas Wilson

Wrestling With Wilson

“cowardice”

Douglas Wilson

“In Titus 1, and 1 Timothy 3, God’s requirements for leadership are strict — and clear. According to those requirements, John Wesley was not qualified to be a leader of God’s people; he was not ‘blameless’ in the text’s sense. He stole the words of another and did not acknowledge that he had done so.” — Douglas Wilson Continue reading

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