Monday, December 30, 2013

Warren Throckmorton updates on Crossway looking into the plagiarism allegations

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2013/12/29/another-publisher-investigates-mark-driscolls-books/

No news beyond "we're looking into this" for the moment.  That Death By Love included "fig leafs" that employed the working definitions and terms developed by Dan Allender was an interesting discovery on Throckmorton's part.  Was it possible the lack of citation of Allender in the later book may have had something to do with the material and concepts being recycled from, say, Death by Love, which itself did not attribute to Allender the ideas that can be documented so readily in The Wounded Heart? While questions about the degree to which Mark Driscoll's work relies on ghostwriting has been broached no one except Becky Garrison has raised any question about whether material credited to Grace Driscoll was actually written by her. 

If Real Marriage simply recycled content from Death by Love would that explain why, somehow, along the way, nobody editing either book ever got the idea that maybe there was some conceptual overlap between Driscoll verbiage and Dan Allender's work from 1990? It will be interesting to see what, if anything, Crossway has to say in the next few weeks about the results of their investigation. 

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