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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Are they interfering with what the text is really saying? Please try again later. The two largest groups of fallacies Carson treats are those concerning individual words and logical errors.

Carson describes the fallacies of the fourth chapter as presuppositional and historical. The whole book was fascinating and sobering.

The book was a good reminder of the care, exegeticzl, and humility necessary to handle the Word of God rightly. Account Options Sign in.

Carson No preview available – Aug 07, Jordan Shirkman rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. Some of it was beyond my ability to understand well, but I’ll return to this book over and over as I learn. The author focuses mainly from using examples from other conservative evangelicals to display how easy it is to make the mistake and to show how even those with the best of exegeticao still make these mistakes.


We must rather discern what our prejudices are and make allowances for them; and meanwhile we should learn all the historical theology we can. Consider English “understand” which has nothing to do with “under” or “standing”.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies

It is filled with dry wit. And maybe even in more places. The author succumbed to gallacies of the fallacies he described, since his The book was certainly good, but I was not part of the target audience.

He is farson founding member and currently president of The Gospel Coalition. Johnston has a point when he writes: Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. Are we reconstructing historical events correctly, and what caused them? Share your thoughts with other customers.

To ask other readers questions about Exegetical Fallaciesplease sign up. Feb 20, Abu-Isa Webb rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. False Assumptions About Technical Meaning — Assuming that a word always or almost always carries a technical meaning wherever used, disregarding the possibility that words can have more than one meaning including cadson technical one and can be used in more than one way.

Exegetical Fallacies by D. The author presents fallacies caused by a lack or complete disregard of critical thought in the exdgetical process.


Or seeing 3rd- class [vii] conditional statements as indicating a degree of possibility for its fulfillment or unfulfillment.

Exegetical Fallacies: D. A. Carson: : Books

This failure manifests itself when the exegete ignores what the greater context is as well as when he ignores the limitations of that context. The Influence of the Principles of Orality on the Really helpful brief treatment of common fallacies.

Whatever the problems raised by the new hermeneutic, we have learned much from these developments. How do we read history? Osborne, The Hermeneutical Spiral: Return to Book Page.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies – Study Driven Faith

Below are listed several exegetical fallacies that deal with the improper use of logic. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. For logical fallacies, there were many great examples. The heart of several of the mistakes that occur in this category is that semantics and meaning is more than the meaning of words. My favorite chapters were on logical fallacies and historical and presuppositional fallacies. Many people read and cite Carson’s book as being authoritative for college-level essays.