Tyndale House Publishers or Chicago Manual of Style?

January 29, 2014


Weeks after radio show host Janet Mefferd made her on-air plagiarism accusations against celebrity author and pastor Mark Driscoll, the latter released a joint statement with Tyndale House Publishers, which released the first book in question, at the beginning of this controversy.

Driscoll’s Call to Resurgence apparently relied heavily on the work of Dr. Peter Jones.

Tyndale House threw some elbows in defense, claiming Driscoll “did indeed adequately cite” Jones while others claimed plagiarism.

“While there are many nuanced definitions of plagiarism, most definitions agree that plagiarism is a writer’s deliberate use of someone’s words or ideas, and claiming them as their own with no intent to provide credit to the original source,” Tyndale House said in part of a statement released back in December.

The editors of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, most likely would take exception to the spirit of Tyndale House’s claims…

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