Evidently the editors of the Journal of Religion and Health were a tad distracted when they published a paper earlier this year by Australian theologian Joseph Lee and his “colleague,” M. Theol.
M. Theol, of course, is a degree, not a person — as a correction notice explains:
In the original publication, the author Mr. Joseph Lee’s educational qualification (M. Theol) was inadvertently published as a co-author name. This erratum is published to correct the author group, where Mr. Joseph Lee is the single author of the publication.
The paper, “The Human Dark Side: Evolutionary Psychology and Original Sin,” argues that:
Human nature has a dark side, something important to religions. Evolutionary psychology has been used to illuminate the human shadow side, although as a discipline it has attracted criticism. This article seeks to examine the evolutionary psychology’s understanding of human nature and to propose an unexpected dialog with an enduring account of human evil known as original sin. Two cases are briefly considered: murder and rape. To further the exchange, numerous theoretical and methodological criticisms and replies of evolutionary psychology are explored jointly with original sin. Evolutionary psychology can partner with original sin since they share some theoretical likenesses and together they offer insights into the nature of what it means to be human.
The paper is — as of now, at least — the only one in PubMed by “Dr. Theol.”
Hat tip: Rolf Degen
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