Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd Edition. by: D. A. Carson D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical. “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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Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

Immensely useful, and mildly amusing at points. Though I can see my own work in many of Carson’s fallacies, I now have a way forward in avoiding them.

And the REAL issue is that the information in the book is truly valuable, well-organized, and easy-to-follow. Jul 17, Ben rated it it was amazing. One could subtitle this work, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Baker Book House- Bible – pages. There was in fact significant semantic range overlap with “phileo” due to homonymic clash between “kyneo” to kiss and “kyno” to impregnate.

It is a valuable discussion, for he recognizes both the necessity and the danger of distanciation in relation to exegesis and spiritual life.


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Davis No preview available – However, many sections were too technical for the average reader including those in sxegetical. For word studies, I was particularly intrigued by the notion that the Greek “agape” does not, in and of itself, mean God’s love. Jerry also writes and blogs online on www. Carson is brilliant, and he masterfully explains the most common exegetical errors related to New Testament interpretation relating to language, grammar, logic and history.

Unfortunately this chapter did not deliver as it mostly covered very basic and comm Overall well written and interesting. To ask other readers questions about Exegetical Fallaciesplease sign up.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies

The first chapter addresses the pitfalls of improper word studies. Aimed at those familiar with Greek, but helpful to anyone who wants to be a faithful exegete. The book is laid out in five self-explanatory chapters: Johnston has a point when he writes: At some points it seemed that he was unable to criticize his own methods that exegrtical book.

It serves as a plumb line for students of the Scriptures by helping them judge the quality of their work. Serious bible students and preachers need to read this.

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Thus, a “hermeneutical circle” is set up. However, the author makes another call for additional knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Greek to remedy these mistakes. Osborne, The Hermeneutical Spiral: Nov 26, Lindsey rated it liked it. Below are listed several exegetical fallacies carsin deal with mishandling the meaning of words. Because traditions are reshaped as they are passed on, after a while we may drift far from God’s Word while still insisting all our theological opinions are ‘biblical’ and therefore true.

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Those who rely solely on English translations will find its usefulness minimal, though not completely absent. I’ve read a good many scholars who could have used a lesson or two in humility and gentility, but I’ve never read another book that could match this for arrogance and condescension.

This is an excellent, yet brief overview of the many different mistakes Christians and csrson make when interpreting the Bible. Irrelevant Argumentation— Posing an argument not relevant to the subject under discussion in order to discredit or bolster a particular position or to promote personal credibility or engender distrust in the opponent.

They are general statements of futurity usually based on hypothetical circumstances.