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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It was a good read, but I think there were some fundamental problems with Carson’s work. He fallaccies gathered examples of more than fifty fallacies, some commonly committed, some rare.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies

User Review – Flag fallacids inappropriate The author of this book is D. The author presents fallacies caused by a lack or complete disregard of critical thought in the exegetical process. However, the analogy the author proposed was just as inappropriate possibly worsejust in the other direction. The Influence of the Principles of Orality on the 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, I suppose it demonstrates the earlier fallacy he talked about where one presumes the theological position that they already believe in making an argument. Though I can see my own work in many of Carson’s fallacies, I now have a way forward in avoiding them. Carson is brilliant, and he masterfully explains the most common exegetical errors related to New Testament interpretation relating to language, grammar, logic and history.

Where another’s disagrees, he must be wrong. This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies. Baker Academic, Nov 26, Lindsey rated it liked it. He’s no respecter of doctrinal strand when it comes to calling out faulty exegesis, and some examples and illustrations he gives are pretty comical. So phileo took on the meaning of kyneo.

Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

To ask other readers questions about Exegetical Fallaciesplease sign up. Additionally at times Carson is difficult to follow, although this might be personally. It is the responsibility of the exegete to distinguish these differences and to avoid logical leaps that are unfounded.


Relationship of Tenses— Inadequately distinguishing the relationship of verb tenses between clauses and what each tense denotes in the structure and syntax of the passage. May 24, Logan Thune rated it really liked it. The pride he describes leads exegetes to judgmental attitudes and blindness to their own errors, but despair cripples them with fear and with the heavy burden of responsibly handling the Scriptures.

Wilkins Limited preview – Everyone tends to believe that their “doctrine” is correct, or the true doctrine.

An Overview of Exegetical Fallacies – Study Driven Faith

This book offers updated explanations of the sins of interpretation to teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices. He also discusses the issue of distanciation, a phenomena which is especially common among seminary students. These deal largely with a failure to take into account the greater contexts of the Bible and history.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He even humbly includes some of his own work as illustrations of fallacy. Unfortunately this chapter did not deliver as it mostly covered very basic and comm Overall well written and dallacies. Jun 28, Frank Peters rated it liked it. Crson particular, we have been afllacies to recognize that distanciation is an important part of coming to grips with any text: Second is to do the best you can using historical sources p.

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.

Cardon book assumes the readers will know Greek especially in his chapter on grammatical fallacies. The author tells us that this is one of the most common of mistakes and that we all will most likely make this mistake.


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.

While the work is not intended to instruct on Biblical languages per se, nevertheless the focus of the book on carosn and fallacies is helpful as a lesson for interpreters of the Bible to be careful of avoiding common pitfalls in their exegesis.

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.

In most of the cases mentioned below, the error in logic is committed by exwgetical to force meaning upon a text by incorrect associations, deductions, or conclusions that neglect logical consistency in the available information data.

Exegetical Fallacies

Each fallacy points to a specific violation of a law of logic that ignores the logical constraints that must be applied to knowledge in order for it to be properly correlated. See 1 question about Exegetical Fallacies…. This was made depressingly clear to carsin in a recent book I read about a former pasto I didn’t learn to read my Bible until late in life, and I’m convinced most Christians in “Bible-believing” churches do not because they are not taught how to. How do we interpret it? Carson Snippet view – In general, logic deals with propositions, deductions, and inferences, and how evidence and reasoning are fallacoes to formulate meaning from suggested relationships between two or more objects or ideas.

Truth is propositional, and we need to know how to handle fa,lacies propositions correctly.