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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Account Options Sign in. And the REAL issue is that the information in the book is truly valuable, well-organized, and easy-to-follow. And even if you’re not a preacher, it will help you avoid all sorts of mistakes as you read through the Bible for yourself.

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Reading the modern usage into this KJV translation is an example of this fallacy. Concluding Reflections Chapters one and two really focus on word-study and grammar fallacies as they pertain to the New Testament Greek. 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.

Again, this is a good work and made me want to read more of what Carson has to say. May 09, Andrew Pendleton rated it really liked it. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. The book was a good reminder of the care, attention-to-detail, and humility necessary to handle the Word of God rightly.

It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various But this is a good thing, because if you are aware of your errors than you can correct them. Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Cana D. See all reviews. Brief, practical, and helpful. Less listing, more grouping, and more links and flows would make the book easier to read.


How do we interpret it? Carson closes the book by reminding the reader to avoid the trap of despair by approaching exegesis with a combination of humility and persistence. Carson seeks to reveal the numerous Exegetical Fallacies that occur from the pulpit. Carson is brilliant, and he masterfully explains the most common exegetical errors related to New Testament interpretation relating to language, grammar, logic and history.

You might open it to the Index first, and be amazed at the wide range of biblical passages, authors, and topics addressed in such a short book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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It is filled with d wit. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Dec 20, James Everingham rated it really liked it. No trivia or eegetical yet. Are we reconstructing historical events falacies, and what caused them?

He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Carson is a respected exegete and has written or edited more than forty-five books, including commentaries on books of the Bible, the Sermon on the Mount, the Gospel of John, and books on fa and suffering.

In years to come, this book will be an fallaciies 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 sidestep. There is a good section on logical fallacies and a few on common specific errors that people make regarding the Greek.

Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. 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.


The first chapter addresses the pitfalls of improper word studies. At its worst, this despair prevents one from even attempting exegesis for fear of doing it wrong. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Thus, a “hermeneutical circle” is set up.

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Exegetical Fallacies

It does not necessarily follow exegettical just because a proposition is true that the negative inference of such a proposition is also true. They rely heavily on dictionaries and concordances instead of having a sense of style and the language as a whole.

This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies. I’d love to use this text in a hermeneutics class, but since I’m trying to teach students to be lovers of the Word of God and not to be pompous, self-important, condescending jerks, I’ll have to look for another text.

Even if one only manages to tackle the word-study fallacies, he has covered the most common faults in reasoning he is likely to encounter. However, the analogy the author proposed was just as inappropriate possibly worsejust in the other direction.

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Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

His book, Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The author succumbed to one of the fallacies he described, since his The book was certainly good, but I was not part of the target audience. Apr 16, Justin Tapp rated it really liked it Shelves: