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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This chapter was a good reminder of Greek grammar and common exegetical mistake at the level of tenses, voice, etc. As a result this book has prompted me to think more carefully exdgetical my interpretation of the Bible.

It is a valuable discussion, for he recognizes both the necessity and the danger of distanciation in relation to exegesis and spiritual life. While afllacies scholarly topic it is relatively easy to read. Really helpful brief treatment of common fallacies. 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.

I believe every Christian should read this book. The unfortunate thing is, many preachers are still guilty of many of the fallacies Carson points out in this insightful work. Carson achieves this in the realm of New Testament exegesis.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies

See Carson, Exegetical Fallacies And, more often than not, the error is in ignoring the context and investing undue authority in the words themselves. Mar 27, Eric rated it it was amazing. Concluding Reflections Chapters one and two really focus on word-study and grammar fallacies as they pertain to the New Testament Greek.


There are many areas in which Christians make false assumptions when dealing with logic, especially while reading the Bible. The interpreter who approaches a text, it is argued, already brings along a certain amount of cultural, linguistic, and ethical baggage.

You keep waiting for the, “Oh, I’m just kidding! The book assumes the readers will know Greek especially in his chapter on grammatical fallacies. Carson is a professor of the New Testament and does not give any Old Testament examples.

Quotes from Exegetical Fallacies. Baker Academic, In his chapter on grammatical fallacies, Carson deals extensively with issues of Greek translation, where preachers and teachers would make comments based on the Greek.

InterVarsity, But the hermeneutical process that the interpreter of the Bible engages in is highly influenced by their presuppositional and historical biases.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies – Study Driven Faith

The reason why word studies are riddled with fallacies is because it is simple to obtain fragments of information from various references sources about words e. They are general statements of futurity usually based on hypothetical circumstances. I found this chapter to be the most beneficial to me in my studies and teaching. The author urges for additional study of exegeticak to help in the protection from making numerous exegetical fallacies.

Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

He even humbly includes some of his own work as illustrations of fallacy. Although some of the fallacies discussed pertain specifically to original languages and will therefore not be fallaciees much use for those who are not familiar with Hebrew and especially Greek, Carson discusses a sufficient number of fallacies that are just as dangerous for those who study the Bible in English as they are for those who study it in Greek and Hebrew.

Essential reading for scriptural study. 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. The difference between fallaciss and hermeneutics p. The first chapter addresses the pitfalls of improper word studies.


Everyone tends to believe that their “doctrine” is correct, or the true doctrine. Understanding a Movement and Its Implications is an important book in the Emerging church discussion. The book is laid out in five self-explanatory chapters: It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various The author succeeds in making this chapter and others very accessible to students who do not know the original exegeticao by providing not only examples in Greek and Hebrew, but also in English.

This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies. Paperbackpages.

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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.

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston,7. This was quite a good book and I am glad to have read it. Other editions – View all Exegetical Fallacies D. 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.

Updated explanations of the “sins” of interpretation teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices.

Wilkins Limited preview – At its worst, this despair prevents one from even falllacies exegesis for fear of doing it wrong. It was also written