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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I’ve read This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies.

Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

Everyone tends to believe that their “doctrine” is correct, or the true doctrine. Much like in word-study fallacies, a poor understanding of Greek and Hebrew leads to several of the exegetical fallacies that are common from Biblical teachers.

First, have humility about what we actually know or can know. In this book, D.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He also discusses the issue of distanciation, a phenomena which is especially common among seminary students. While a scholarly topic it is relatively easy to read. Thus, the target audience was for those with seminary degrees who at least believe are competent in New Testament Greek.

The interpreter who approaches a text, it is argued, already brings along a certain amount of cultural, linguistic, and ethical baggage. I enjoyed this book, it gave me a greater appreciation of biblical scholarship.


Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Carson seeks to reveal the numerous Exegetical Fallacies that occur from the pulpit.

They have two adult children. Though I can see my own work in many of Carson’s fallacies, I now have a way forward in avoiding them. Aug 21, Eon Literature rated it it was amazing. Mar 14, Guillaume Bourin rated it really liked it. Carson is a highly recognized author when it comes to exegesis.

It is incumbent on the reader to be self aware of the biases he or she brings when reading historical materials. Presuppositional and Historical Fallacies. I believe every Christian should read this book.

This awareness will prepare them to better evaluate arguments they come across in commentaries and other exegetical resources. I’ve read a good many scholars who could have used a lesson or two in humility and gentility, but I’ve never read another book that could match this for arrogance and condescension.

There is a good section on logical fallacies and a few on common specific errors that people make regarding the Greek. Carson examines word-study fallacies in chapter one, grammatical fallacies in chapter two, logical fallacies in chapter three, presuppositional and historical fallacies in chapter four, before offering some concluding reflections in chapter five. In his chapter on grammatical fallacies, Carson deals extensively with issues of Greek translation, where preachers and teachers would make comments based on the Greek.

When the differences are more clearly perceived, then it becomes possible to approach the text with greater sensitivity than would otherwise be the case. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Evangelicalism’s focus is the winning of souls, but not necessarily care in exegesis.


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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Paperbackpages. No trivia or quizzes yet. There are many areas in which Christians make false assumptions when dealing with logic, especially while reading the Bible. Young preachers and teachers do well to read this book annually.

And the REAL issue is that the information in the book is truly valuable, well-organized, and easy-to-follow. Get to Know Us. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. While the work is not intended to instruct on Biblical languages per se, nevertheless the focus of the book on mistakes and fallacies is helpful as a lesson for interpreters of the Bible to be careful of avoiding common pitfalls in their exegesis. I can also hold the Word of God more delicately, humbled at how hard it is to truly understand meaning through the distance of time, language, and culture.

The whole book was fascinating and sobering.