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. “In short, this is an amateur’s collection of exegetical fallacies” (p). In this book, D.A. Carson seeks to reveal the numerous Exegetical Fallacies that occur from. This book offers updated explanations of the sins of interpretation to teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Really helpful brief treatment of common fallacies. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The book assumes the readers will know Greek especially in his chapter on grammatical fallacies.

Exegetical Fallacies

The book isn’t very long, so I read it across sittings, and whilst going through the book with a friend, it also made for great conversation. First, Carson’s motivation p. My favorite chapters were on logical fallacies and historical and presuppositional fallacies. Under the word-study fallacy he handles one of the great fallacies we have heard in the church for the past 30 years: You keep waiting for the, “Oh, I’m just kidding! Carson No preview available – But these responses thereby shape the mental baggage the interpreter is carrying, so that in the next round the kinds of questions addressed to the text will be slightly different, and will therefore generate a fresh series of responses-and so on, and so on.


Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

He draws attention to the fact that while a statement may be true and an argument may be valid, these can still be insufficient means to prove a particular conclusion. Read reviews that mention exegetical fallacis new testament logical fallacies word of god presuppositional and historical grammatical fallacies historical fallacies serious student word-study fallacies must read required reading aorist tense greek and hebrew god word common exegetical handle the word word studies rightly dividing biblical interpretation biblical exegesis.

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Less listing, more grouping, and more links and flows would make the book easier to read. It is here where the sobering remarks most prominently affect the reader’s heart and make him examine himself or herself more carefully when doing the task of exegesis or just the task of trying darson understand God’s Word, period. In His chapter on presuppositional and historical fallacies, Carson explains how our own frame of reference can influence how we read the Bible, exegeyical how to read the Bible correctly, understanding what it means from the author’s perspective.

The Influence of the Principles of Orality on the This chapter was probably the least helpful given the lack of Greek that I have had.

Carson is a highly recognized author when it comes to exegesis. The author urges for additional study of linguistics to help in the protection from making numerous exegetical fallacies.

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Everyone tends to believe that their “doctrine” is correct, or the true doctrine. Rather, it means that real knowledge is close to impossible if we fail to recognize our own assumptions, questions, interests, and biases; but if we recognize them and, in dialogue with the text, seek to make allowances for them, we will be better able to avoid confusing our own world-views with those of the biblical writers.


These deal largely with a failure to take into account the greater contexts of the Bible and history. How much damage might I do by my ignorance and exegetical clumsiness?

Thanks for telling us about falacies problem. Additionally at times Carson is difficult to follow, although this might be personally. Open Preview See a Problem? In this book, D. The interpreter who approaches a text, it is argued, already brings along a certain amount of cultural, linguistic, and ethical baggage.

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. May 26, Brice Bigham exegwtical it it was amazing. He explains how Greek is a very flexible language and that assumptions based on a little Greek knowledge could actually be very incorrect! Even though it is punctiliar, it does not necessarily mean it is a completed action.

This chapter will prove helpful to second year Greek students in the vital task of bridging the gap between morphology and context. From inside the book.