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. **The following outline is largely adapted from D. A. Carson, Exegetical Fallacies (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, ).[i]. Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd Edition. by: D. A. Carson D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical.
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An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies
Updated explanations of the “sins” of faolacies teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices. Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by Baker Academic first published November 30th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Exegetical Fallaciesplease sign up.
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Aug 15, Chase Tremaine rated it really liked it. For what this book sets out to be, it’s fantastic. As a quick overview of the most common word-grammar fallacies, logical fallacies, historical fallacies, etc. Carson does a lovely job of presenting solid explanations and brief examples that are often helpful and rarely confusing. A few times during my read, I had to look up the meaning of a word or re-read a paragraph that went entirely over my head; for the most part, though, Exegetical Fallacies was an easy and light read, surprisingly For what this book sets out to be, it’s fantastic.
A few times during my read, I had to look up the meaning of a word or re-read a paragraph that went entirely over my head; for the most part, vallacies, Exegetical Fallacies was an easy and light fal,acies, surprisingly fast-paced and enjoyable.
The book isn’t very long, so I read it across sittings, and whilst going through the book with a friend, it also made for great conversation. 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 sidestep.
Carson is here at his exegetical best. I believe every Christian should read this book. Carson handles word-study, grammatical, logical, presuppositional and historical fallacies.
Under the word-study fallacy he handles one of the great fallacies we have heard in the church for the past 30 years: In his chapter on grammatical fallacies, Carson deals extensively with issues of Greek translation, where preachers and teachers would ma Carson is here at his exegetical best.
In his chapter on grammatical fallacies, Carson deals extensively with issues of Greek translation, where fallwcies and teachers would make comments based on the Greek. He explains how Greek is a very flexible language and that assumptions based on a little Greek knowledge could actually be very incorrect! Next, Carson deals with logical fallacies. This is where many Christians get tripped up. There are many areas in which Christians make false assumptions when dealing with logic, especially while reading the Bible.
Truth is propositional, and we need to know how to handle those propositions correctly. In Varson chapter on presuppositional and historical fallacies, Carson explains how our own frame of reference can influence how we read the Bible, and how to read the Bible correctly, understanding what it means from the author’s perspective.
He also shows how our interpretation of history can be muddled exegeitcal under the historical fallacies. How do we read history? How do we interpret it?
Are we reconstructing historical events correctly, and what caused them? In his concluding chapter, Carson quickly goes through several more fallacies in summary fashion, such as problems with literary genre, arguments from silence, statistical arguments and more. In my opinion, every person who is serious about studying the Bible should read this book. It certainly helps in recognizing the pitfalls of interpreting the Bible, and teaches us to think more while we study the Bible.
God, after all, is a thinking God! Aug 07, Jordan Shirkman rated it it was amazing. Carson is brilliant, and he masterfully explains the most common exegetical errors related to New Testament interpretation relating to language, grammar, logic and history. Aimed at fzllacies familiar with Greek, but helpful to anyone who wants to be a faithful exegete.
He’s no respecter of doctrinal strand when it comes to exegetkcal out faulty exegesis, and some examples and illustrations he gives are pretty comical.
Brief, practical, and helpful. May 09, Andrew Pendleton rated it really liked it. 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.
Jun 19, Jimmy added it. This is a good book for those who engage in exegesis of the Bible. Actually, I would go far to say that it book is essential for every exegete to have it on their bookshelf.
While the work is falacies 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 faolacies avoiding common pitfalls in their exegesis.
I particularly was challenged to think more carefully when it comes to the boo This is a good book for those who engage in exegesis of the Bible. As a result this book has prompted me to think more carefully of my interpretation of the Bible. The book assumes the readers will know Greek especially in his chapter on grammatical fallacies. This chapter was a good reminder of Greek grammar and common falkacies mistake at the level of tenses, voice, etc.
Carson is a professor of the New Testament and does not give any Old Testament examples. Having said that, I still it is beneficial for those specializing in the Old Testament. My favorite chapters were on logical fallacies and historical and presuppositional fallacies.
The only part I thought D. Some arguments are intrinsically weak. Again, this is a good work and made me want to read more of what Carson exevetical to say. Aug 22, Adam Calvert rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a great book by D. Carson focusing on a topic not too often discussed. The book is laid out in five self-explanatory chapters: Presuppositional and Historical Fallacies 5.
Concluding Reflections Chapters one and two really focus on word-study and grammar fallacies as they pertain to the New Testament Greek. So someone with little familiarity with that language might not profit as much from these chapters although I thi This is a great book by D.
So someone with little familiarity with that language might not profit as much from these chapters although I think they still might profit if nothing else in being able to detect those fallacies when they’re produced by others.
Chapters three, four, and five I think could be useful to anyone and should probably be read by everyone who has any kind of exegetical teaching ministry in his or her church. The whole book was fascinating and sobering. It warns us of the fallacies we are so easily prone to commit especially when we are trying to safe-guard a pet doctrineand it serves to help us better detect such fallacies in others.
An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies – Study Driven Faith
The real excitement though and I think a must-read for anyone really is the Introduction. 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 or just the task of trying to understand God’s Word, period. Jul 17, Ben rated it it was amazing. This book is a must-read for any Bible teacher, Pastor, or anyone handling God’s word in any way. Carson covers all the various areas of fallacies ranging from 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. It is also brief and to the point. Carson also does not simply point out the errors of others, he points out some of his own errors that he has made in teachi This book is a must-read for any Bible teacher, Pastor, or anyone handling God’s word in any way. The unfortunate thing is, many preachers are still guilty of many of the fallacies Carson points out in this insightful work.
Apr 16, Peter Krol rated it it was amazing. I’ve never been this encouraged by a book this negative. Though I can see my own work in many of Carson’s fallacies, I now have a way forward in avoiding them. Mar 25, Rob rated it it was amazing Shelves: A brilliant little book that I will have to return to again.
Carson describes errors in the interpretation of scripture in four broad categories: One could subtitle this work, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. For word studies, I was particularly intrigued by the notion that the Greek “agape” does not, in and of itse A brilliant little book that I will have to return to again. For word studies, I was particularly intrigued by the notion that the Greek “agape” does not, in and of itself, mean God’s love.
There was in fact significant semantic range overlap with “phileo” due to homonymic clash between “kyneo” to kiss and “kyno” to impregnate. So phileo took on the meaning of kyneo. For grammatical fallacies, I was struck by the commentary on the aorist tense.
Even though it is punctiliar, it does not necessarily mean it is a completed action. It simply refers to the action itself, a geometric point without magnitude, with no specification as to whether it is instantaneous, repeated, or some other aspect to the verb.