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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The often abused aorist tense receives considerable treatment, as does the article. New Testament Exegesis, Third Edition: 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. On the other hand, the first and third chapters carsln very good and discussed fallacies related to words exegegical logic respectively.

Carson handles word-study, grammatical, logical, presuppositional and historical fallacies. The book is relatively easy to follow, and does not require knowledge of Greek, although it is helpful.

You’ve probably heard this expressed as follows “God chose the 1st AD to reveal Jesus so that the NT could be expressed in Greek which is the most precise language. 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 vallacies just the task of trying to understand God’s Word, period.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? It does not necessarily follow that just because a proposition is true that the negative inference of such a proposition is also true. And even if you’re exrgetical a preacher, it will help you avoid all sorts of mistakes as you read through the Xeegetical for yourself. This book offers updated explanations of the sins of interpretation to teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices.


The whole book was fascinating and sobering. I gleaned bits about specific topics, texts, and just a greater overall appreciation farson Biblical translation than I had prior to reading it. Jul 29, Daniel Mount rated it really liked it Shelves: Fallacy of Semantic Anachronism — reading the modern meaning back into its ancient usage 2 Timothy 2: Finding Your Place in God’s Story.

Exegetical Fallacies

Baker Book House- Bible – pages. Unlike scientific experiments, historical events and people cannot be recreated.

Jun 12, Kenneth Trax rated it it was amazing. Thus, the target audience was for those with seminary degrees who at least believe are competent in New Testament Greek. While a scholarly topic it is relatively easy to read.

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Account Options Sign in. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. For example, just because the Greek dynamous power sounds like “dynamite,” doesn’t give you permission to mention dynamite from the pulpit! It assumes that you know at least some Greek.

E xegesis is concerned with actually interpreting the text, whereas hermeneutics is concerned with the nature of the interpretative process. Falladies was a good read, but I think there were some fundamental problems with Carson’s work. The author makes this chapter very practical for its readers by not only providing examples in Greek and Hebrew, but also in English.

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You keep waiting for the, “Oh, I’m just kidding! His book, Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Fallaciss In this book, D. Whatever the problems raised by the new hermeneutic, we have learned much from these developments. Feb 05, Benjamin Thompson rated it it was amazing Shelves: The unfortunate thing is, many preachers are still guilty of many of the fallacies Carson caeson out in this insightful work.

This book actually starts out with his apology for divulging the fallacies in exegesis that many people make when reading the Word of God. He has written or edited about sixty books.

Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

In particular, we have been forced to recognize that distanciation is an important part of coming to grips with any text: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Most of the errors he discusses get pages each, so the book can become a long list of other people’s mistakes.

One could subtitle this work, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

I enjoyed this book, it gave me a greater appreciation of biblical scholarship.