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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Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

I enjoyed this book, it gave me a greater appreciation of biblical scholarship. 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. Every person who interacts with the biblical text brings along a certain amount of preunderstanding.

Rather, it means that real knowledge is close to impossible if we fail to recognize our own assumptions, questions, interests, and biases; but if we recognize them and, in dialogue with the text, seek to make allowances for them, we will be better able to avoid confusing our own world-views with those of the biblical writers. He has been at Trinity since How can I avoid the dreadful burden of teaching untruth, of laying on the consciences of Christ’s people things Christ does not himself impose, or removing what he insists should be borne?

Essential reading for scriptural study. Falkacies explains how Greek is darson very flexible language and that assumptions based on a little Greek knowledge could actually be very incorrect! I particularly liked the section on negative inferences. This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies. This was made depressingly clear to me in a recent book I read about a former pastor who became an atheist in part because he realized no one around him, himself included, actually knew what the Bible was.

Selective and Prejudicial Use of Evidence— Appealing to certain evidence in a selective way that justifies a particular view while ignoring or dismissing all other evidence. The author succumbed to one of the fallacies he described, since his arguments presumed a more robust dogmatic?


Problems Relating to the Semitic Background of the Greek New Testament— Ccarson an overly close correlation between a Semitic word and Greek equivalent without consulting the Hellenistic context of its usage. Unfortunately this chapter exevetical not deliver as it mostly covered very basic and comm Overall well written and interesting. See Carson, Exegetical Fallacies Great and useful book. Common terms and phrases action agapao anarthrous aorist tense apodosis appeal argue argument authority believe Bible biblical Caird Christ Christian church Commentary common conclusion context Corinthians course critical D.

Baker Academic, May 24, Logan Thune rated it really liked it. Much of the exegetcal study and grammatical discussion is hard to follow faklacies I don’t know the original Biblical languages and am not studying in them. My favorite chapters were on logical fallacies and historical and presuppositional fallacies. Baker Book House- Bible – pages.

Those who rely solely on English translations will find its usefulness minimal, though not completely absent. Lists with This Book. It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various “members” of the various families of related fallacies. Equivocal Argumentation— Overreaching the implications of an argument beyond what it proves so as to make the argument seem conclusive or decisive on some level.

This failure manifests itself when the exegete ignores what the greater context is as well as when he ignores the limitations of that context.

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We must rather discern what our prejudices are and make allowances for them; and meanwhile we should learn all the historical theology we can. Unwarranted Generalizations and Overspecifications— Simply using one particular example to extrapolate a generalization that then is applied universally. Therefore, we have to keep a word in context and not apply its universal meaning every time it appears in the text.

Dec 06, J Michael rated it really liked it. I’ve read This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies. I do highly recommend the book for seminarians, ministers, and lay people as the awareness of these fallacies is very helpful. Next, Carson deals with logical fallacies. It is helpful in the sense that those who put in the effort to at the very least skim through it will be made aware of the complex role grammar plays in exegesis.


Carson is methodical as he works his way through many different exegetical fallacies that most Christians can make and this is true sometimes even the most academic of scholars.

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Understanding a Movement and Its Implications is an important book in the Emerging church discussion. The reader must pay close attention to these realities and approach this study as Carson suggests, with humble determination. Carson No preview available – It is incumbent on the reader to be self aware of the biases he or she brings when cagson historical materials.

He also shows how our interpretation of history can be muddled up under the historical fallacies. In particular, we have been forced to recognize that distanciation is an important part of coming to grips with any text: The pair agapaw and filew have so often been the objects exeetical such errors that Carson decided to dedicate several pages to the issue of fallacies involving the pair p.

At its worst, this despair prevents one from even attempting exegesis for fear of doing it wrong.

E xegesis is concerned with actually interpreting the text, whereas hermeneutics is concerned with the nature of the interpretative process. Within this section, he returns to the issue of distanciation and discusses the problems caused when an exegete fails to properly distance his own personal theology from the exegesis of the exegetlcal.

Inadequate Analogy— Supposing that a particular analogy is relevant to a text or theme when that analogy is actually inadequate ecegetical inappropriate.

His book, The Gagging of God: Johnston has a point when he writes: I can also hold the Word of God more delicately, humbled at how hard it is to truly understand meaning through the distance of time, language, and culture. May 26, Brice Bigham rated it it was amazing.

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