Site Overlay


Exegetical Fallacies has ratings and reviews. Chase said: For what this book sets out to be, it’s fantastic. As a quick overview of the most co. **The following outline is largely adapted from D. A. Carson, Exegetical Fallacies (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, ).[i]. Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd Edition. by: D. A. Carson D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical.

Author: Faekree Vurr
Country: Egypt
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 1 January 2018
Pages: 37
PDF File Size: 5.9 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.44 Mb
ISBN: 161-8-38363-327-9
Downloads: 12346
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mugar

It warns us of the fallacies we are so easily prone to commit especially when we are trying to safe-guard a pet doctrineand it serves to help us better detect such fallacies in others. You keep waiting for the, “Oh, I’m just kidding! So someone with little familiarity with that language might not profit as much from these chapters although I think they still might profit if nothing else in being able to detect those fallacies when they’re produced by others.

Quotes from Exegetical Fallacies. He notes fallacies that his own seminary professors made. The unfortunate thing is, many preachers are still guilty of many of the fallacies Carson points out in this insightful work.

The first chapter addresses the pitfalls of improper word studies. Needless to say, the arguments can be endless. For word studies, I was particularly intrigued by the notion that the Greek “agape” does not, in and of itse A brilliant little book that I exegetixal have to return to again.

Exegetical Fallacies

The author tells us that this is one of the most common of mistakes and that we all will most likely make this mistake. We must rather discern what our prejudices are and make allowances for them; and meanwhile we should learn all the historical theology we can. From inside the book. The book assumes the readers will know Greek especially in his chapter on grammatical fallacies. They require a series of associated words to define their meaning.


I have neither formal training nor do I know Greek. Further it will help you to identify and possibly avoid making some mistakes in your understanding and application of the Word of God. It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various “members” of the various families of related fallacies.

The author focuses mainly from using examples from other conservative evangelicals to display how easy it is to make the mistake and to show how even those with the best of intentions still make these mistakes. In my opinion, every person who is serious about studying the Bible should read this book.

A few times during my read, I had to look up the meaning of a word or re-read a paragraph that went entirely over my head; for the most part, though, Exegetical Fallacies was an easy and light read, surprisingly fast-paced and enjoyable.

Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd Edition | Baker Publishing Group

Are they interfering with what the text is really saying? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Because it is not meant to teach how crason exegete, it must follow instruction from other sources.

But I can also be more confident as Carson critiques the logical fallacies that post-modern “new” interpreters make in saying the meaning of a text carso be known because of the personal lens I look through to see it.

In this book, D.

As a result this book has prompted me to think more carefully of my interpretation of the Bible. Concerning the laws of logic, principles of argumentation, premises, and reasoning are sometimes neglected or distorted, resulting in false conclusions. Every person who interacts with the biblical text brings along a certain amount of preunderstanding.

A few times during my read, I had to look up the meaning of a word or re-read a paragraph that went entirely over my head; for the most part, though, Exegetical Fallacies was an easy and carso read, surprisingly For what this book sets out to be, it’s fantastic. Unfortunately this chapter did not exegetcal as it mostly covered very basic and common logical missteps with very few novel exegeticwl. Carson seeks to reveal the numerous Exegetical Fallacies that occur from the pulpit.


The next chapter is on logical fallacies.

In addition to explaining why he wrote the book, Carson also lays out two possible dangers readers will face due to the nature of a book focused on errors; pride and despair. Problems Relating to the Semitic Background of the Greek New Testament— Imposing an overly close correlation between a Semitic word and Greek equivalent without consulting the Hellenistic context of its usage.

Therefore, we have to keep a word in context and not apply its universal meaning every time it appears in the text. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Such absolute relativism is not only unnecessary, but also self-contradictory; for the authors of such views expect us to understand the meaning of their articles! Carson’s work is a seminary-level text for which some knowledge of Greek is expected and biblical interpretation is already a habit.

That being said, it is a valuable reference—especially for readers who know a little Greek vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Though I can see my own work in many of Carson’s fallacies, I now have a way forward in avoiding them. The difference between exegesis and hermeneutics p.

Carson Limited preview – But this is a good thing, because if you are aware of your errors than you can correct exeegetical. Negative Inferences— Assuming that if a proposition is true, then the negative inference of that proposition must also be true.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies

cwrson This book isn’t really for a reader like me. Returned to this yet again, an almost annual skim. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Feb 22, Zack rated it really liked it.