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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This chapter was probably the least helpful given the lack of Greek that I have had.

It includes a desperately-needed section on the misuse of root words. I especially like that Carson used his own errors as examples. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In this chapter, the author warns against purely emotional appeals, failure to recognize distinctions, and several other logical fallacies.

This book describes and categorizes many fallacies found in Biblical exegesis. I really do respect the authors I’m critiquing and their works are, overall, extremely valuable. 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. English Choose a language for shopping. This book is written for preachers and Bible study leaders.

As a quick overview of the most common word-grammar fallacies, logical fallacies, historical fallacies, etc. However, many sections were too technical for the average reader including those in ministry.


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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. Carson covers all the various areas of fallacies ranging from Word-Study, Grammatical, Logical, Presuppositional, and Historical fallacies.

New Testament Exegesis, Third Edition: He has written or edited about sixty books. With those qualifiers out of the way, this is an incredibly useful volume that should improve any preacher from any theological background. Read reviews that mention exegetical fallacies new testament logical fallacies word of god presuppositional and historical grammatical fallacies historical fallacies serious student word-study fallacies must read required reading aorist tense greek and hebrew god word common exegetical handle the word word fqllacies rightly dividing biblical interpretation biblical exegesis.

Apr 16, Peter Krol rated it it was amazing. 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.

Under the word-study fallacy he handles one of the great fallacies we have heard in the church for the past 30 fallaciez I believe every Christian should read this book.

A worthy read for anyone serious about exegesis, you will very likely find yourself guilty of at least one or two of the fallacies in this book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Second is to do the best you can using historical sources p.


While the work is not 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 faallacies avoiding common pitfalls in their exegesis.

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.

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Are we reconstructing historical events correctly, and what caused them? Because it is not meant to teach how to exegete, it must follow instruction from other csrson.

Want to Read saving…. 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 fast-paced and enjoyable.

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Carson No preview available – fwllacies A Handbook for Students and Pastors. The chapter on Word Studies I found particularly helpful. Carson is a highly recognized author when it comes to exegesis. You keep waiting for the, “Oh, I’m just kidding! That being said, it is a valuable reference—especially for readers who know a little Greek vocabulary, grammar and syntax.

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