Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd Edition. by: D. A. Carson D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical. “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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They are drawn from a wide variety of sources, from popular level writing to scholarly academic papers. May 09, Andrew Pendleton rated it really liked it. The list of fallacies is useful, but the arguments presented against them are not as strong as the arguments in the first four chapters. Be willing to press through and gloss over the areas you feel you have no category for and you will exxegetical from pulling the gold out of other areas.

The author even uses two examples where he has been fallafies guilty of exegetical fallacies. This chapter will prove helpful to second year Greek students in the vital task of bridging the gap between fallaciew and context. He even humbly includes some of his own work as illustrations of fallacy. Unfortunately this chapter did not deliver as it mostly covered rxegetical basic and common logical missteps with very few novel insights. Solid Christian book good read for anyone who falkacies to study the Bible in any way and especially if you want to explain it to others.

Thus, biblical interpretation requires the use of logic to assemble ideas and statements together into meaningful relationships to each other by which then a conclusion can be drawn.

Even though it is punctiliar, it does not necessarily mean it is a completed action. Carson Dahms David Hackett Fischer deliberative discussion disjunction distanciation distinction Eerdmans emotional Epistle error etymology evangelical evidence example exegesis exegetical fallacies F. I found this rather amusing, since the author is leagues beyond me and someone I respect hugely.

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The author succumbed to one of the fallacies he described, since his arguments presumed a more robust dogmatic? These deal largely with a failure to take into account the greater contexts of the Bible and history.

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Carson is brilliant, and he masterfully explains the most common exegetical errors related to New Testament interpretation relating to language, exegeticql, logic and history. Jun 12, Kenneth Trax rated it it was amazing. Quotes from Exegetical Fallacies.

It involves phrases, sentences, discourse, genre, style; it demands a feel for not only syntagmatic word studies those that relate words to other words but also paradigmatic word studies those that ponder why this word is used instead of that word.

In years to come, this book will be an easy tool for me to refer back to whenever I want to double check that I’m not making the sorts of logical errors in text interpretation that this short volume expertly helps people of all folds to exrgetical.

Concluding Reflections Chapters one and exegdtical really focus on word-study and grammar fallacies as they pertain to the New Testament Greek. In other words, no distinction is made between language and the way people think. That being said, it is a valuable reference—especially for readers who know a little Greek vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Jul 17, Ben rated it it was amazing.

The author addresses the fllacies based upon grammatical units, morphology, and construction. The author presents fallacies caused by a lack or complete disregard of critical thought in the carspn process.

Returned to this yet again, an almost annual skim. Esegetical most of the cases mentioned below, the error in logic is committed by trying to force meaning upon a text by incorrect associations, deductions, or conclusions that neglect logical consistency in the available information data.

He is one of the founders of The Gospel Coalition and an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings carsonn the world. For word studies, I was particularly intrigued by the notion that the Greek “agape” does not, in and of itself, mean God’s love. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, many sections were too technical for the average reader including those in ministry.

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Apr 16, Justin Tapp rated it really liked it Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. False Assumptions About Technical Meaning — Assuming that a word always or almost always carries a technical meaning wherever used, disregarding the possibility that words can have more than one meaning including a technical one and can be used in more than one way.


Even so, an exceptional book on its subject and great book otherwise as well. Great and useful book. He notes fallacies that his own seminary professors made.

The fact remains that among those who believe the canonical sixty-six books are nothing less than the Word of God written there is a disturbing array of mutually incompatible theological opinions.

Aug 22, Adam Calvert rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Carson handles word-study, grammatical, logical, presuppositional and historical fallacies. Purely Emotive Appeals— Assuming that emotional appeals based on sincerity and conviction can supplant the role of reason and logic. 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.

Some arguments are intrinsically weak. From inside the book. Really helpful brief treatment of common fallacies. As a result this book has prompted me to think more carefully of my interpretation of the Bible. He has written or edited about sixty books.

Baker Academic, The reader must pay close attention to these realities and approach this study as Carson suggests, with humble determination. No trivia or quizzes yet. One s subtitle this work, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Jun 19, Jimmy added it. Crason fact, it’s so bad, you expect about halfway through that Carson is going to reveal that the book is a parody of exegetical criticism. The first chapter addresses the pitfalls of improper word studies.

Next, Carson deals with logical fallacies.

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