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The Mystery of the Trinity

An Anglican priest in Australia plagiarizes three books of biblical commentary. Finally his publisher figures this out.

Three volumes by Peter T O’Brien, a theologian, author and priest, have been recalled and destroyed by Eerdmans publishing. Editors found several instances where the text ran “afoul of commonly accepted standards with regard to the utilization and documentation of secondary sources”.

… The initial allegations were made against O’Brien’s ‘The Letter to the Hebrews’. But further examinations of his ‘Letter to the Ephesians’ and Epistle to the Philippians’ found they were also “untenable”.

But this is by far the best part:

“In the [three] New Testament commentaries that I have written, although I have never deliberately misused the work of others, nevertheless I now see that my work processes at times have been faulty and have generated clear-cut, but unintentional, plagiarism.”

Margaret Soltan, August 17, 2016 1:15PM
Posted in: plagiarism

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3 Responses to “The Mystery of the Trinity”

  1. Greg Says:

    SOS, is there ever a place in a language with the word “use” (vb) for the word “utilize” and its various forms — pace JS Mill and the boyz.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Greg: I don’t think so. “Use” is shorter, less pretentious, less ugly.

  3. theprofessor Says:

    “Utilize” should really mean “make useful.”

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