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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It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various The book is laid out in five self-explanatory chapters: Interpreting the Pauline Exegetiacl. It includes a desperately-needed section on the misuse of root words. My library Help Advanced Book Search. First, Carson’s motivation p.

However, the author makes another call for additional knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Greek to remedy these mistakes. This is where many Christians get tripped up. As a quick overview of the most common word-grammar fallacies, logical fallacies, historical fallacies, etc. The second chapter is on grammatical fallacies. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Some arguments carsoj intrinsically weak. Paperbackpages. How many times have you heard a paster wax on about John 1: The author makes this chapter very practical for its readers by not only providing examples in Greek and Hebrew, but also in English.


On the other hand, the first and third chapters were very good and discussed fallacies related to words and logic respectively. This book isn’t really for a reader like me.

Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. The first two chapters of this book are fascinating with many very specific linguistic fallacies that dog biblical exegetes of all stripes, and while I found ample information to be applied outside this narrow niche, I looked forward to the third chapter, dealing specifically with logical fallacies, as I hoped there would be even more there to apply to other ways of thinking.

Showing of reviews. The second significant chapter made this very clear, since the fallacies were concerned with Greek grammar. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Unfortunately this chapter carsonn not deliver as it mostly covered very basic and common logical missteps with very few novel insights.

He also discusses the issue of distanciation, a phenomena which is especially common among seminary students. This book is full of illuminating examples that illustrate the different fallacies he lists and it should help any Christian approach interpreting the Bible with more care and humility. Print edition must be purchased new esegetical sold by Amazon.

This chapter was probably the least helpful given the lack of Greek that I have had. Biblical Words and Their Meaning: It is the responsibility of the exegete to distinguish these differences and to avoid fallaceis leaps that are unfounded. At carso points it seemed that he was unable to criticize his own methods that this book. This does not mean real knowledge is impossible. His examples are limited to the Greek New Testament, but anyone who works with literary texts in any language could profit from his typology of errors.


Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

Presuppositional and Historical Fallacies 5. 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. Some of my highlights. He has written or edited about sixty books. As Reflected in the Use of the This book describes and categorizes many fallacies found in Biblical exegesis.

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Second is to do the best you can using historical sources p. Aug 15, Chase Tremaine rated it really liked it. The two largest groups of fallacies Carson treats are those concerning individual words and cqrson errors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.