Over twenty years ago, D. A. Carson published his volume entitled Exegeti- cal Fallacies (Grand Rapids: Baker, ). In it he covers the areas of word-study. This book offers updated explanations of the sins of interpretation to teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices. “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.

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Exegetical Fallacies

But those who do grammatical analyses and other forms of critical investigation are usually more aware of how to handle the text and are less likely to make presumptive statements that fall into the category of fallacies. In 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.

Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. This was made depressingly clear to me in a recent book I read about a former pasto I didn’t learn to read my Bible until late in life, and I’m convinced most Christians in “Bible-believing” churches do not because they are not taught how to.

They require a series of associated words to define their meaning. It appears that when proper contextual considerations are left out of the exegetical task, personal opinion and assumption wait ready to fill the void. But Exegetical Fallacies has to be a humbling read for even the most well-trained, because so many of the scholars Carson is critiquing are career professionals in biblical study.


This book is broken up into five chapters.

Carson lays out well-thought out examples of each fallacy and notes the importance of being self-critical in investigating the Biblical text. Set up a giveaway. Fallacy of Linking Language with Mentality — the assumption that language so constrains the thinking crason that people are forced into certain patterns of thought.

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May 24, Logan Thune rated it really liked it. Each fallacy points to a specific violation of a law of logic that ignores the logical constraints that must be applied to knowledge in order for it to be properly correlated.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The author succumbed to one of the fallacies he described, since his arguments presumed a more robust dogmatic? Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. So someone with little familiarity with that language might not profit as much from these chapters carsoon I think they still might profit if nothing else in being able to detect those fallacies when they’re produced dxegetical others. It seems that he has observed more damage caused by despair than by pride because he returns to at the end of the book, finishing with words of exhortation and a call to humble determination in continued study.

The next chapter is on logical fallacies. Customers who bought this item also bought.

They are drawn from a wide variety of sources, from popular level writing to scholarly academic papers. Speculative reconstructions cannot overturn substantive fallaciez of history and cannot be used as an authoritative means for interpretation.

Showing of reviews. Additionally at times Carson is difficult to follow, although this might be personally.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Below is exegetiacl list of exegetical fallacies that deal with presuppositions and historical reconstructions. This inclusion merits consideration even by students who only study English carsln of the Scriptures.

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Overall I am quite impressed and would recommend eexegetical. Return to Book Page. The real excitement though and I think a must-read for anyone really is the Introduction.

In this review, we will look at each chapter individually. Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Thus, a “hermeneutical circle” is set up.

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They have two adult children. 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 r way. I found this chapter to be the most beneficial to me in my studies and teaching. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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His book, Becoming Conversant with the Exegetlcal Church: Dec 20, James Everingham rated it really liked it. Improperly Handled Syllogisms— Pairing multiple statements of logic syllogisms together in such a way as to infer connections between the pairings that do not exist.