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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Immensely useful, and mildly amusing at points. It seems that he has observed more damage caused by despair than by pride because he returns to at the end of the book, finishing with words of exhortation and a call to humble determination in continued study. There are only a couple thi This was quite a good book and I am glad to have read it. But these responses thereby shape the mental baggage the interpreter is carrying, so that in the next round the kinds of questions addressed to the text will be slightly different, and will therefore generate a fresh series of responses-and so on, and so on.

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. Thus, the target audience was for those with seminary degrees who at least believe are competent in New Testament Greek.

There is a good section on logical fallacies and a few on common specific errors that people make regarding the Greek. Carson focusing on a topic not too often discussed. Other editions – View all Exegetical Fallacies D. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Because it is not meant to teach how to exegete, it must follow instruction from other sources.

Exegetical Fallacies by D.A. Carson

There also other times where I felt myself really wishing he would expand on a concept which he treated with only a brief perusal, however I understand this is meant to be a short and concise book. I believe every Christian should read this book.


Great and useful book. He’s no respecter of doctrinal strand when it comes to calling out faulty exegesis, falpacies some examples and illustrations he gives are pretty comical. The two largest groups of fallacies Carson treats are those concerning sa words and logical errors.

I’ve read This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies. Carson is a professor of the New Testament and does not give any Old Testament examples.

He also shows how our interpretation of history can be muddled up under the historical fallacies. Aug 22, Adam Calvert rated it really liked it Shelves: I particularly was challenged to think more carefully when it comes to the boo This is a good book for those who engage in exegesis of the Bible.

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The interpreter who approaches a text, it is exegftical, already brings along a certain amount of cultural, linguistic, and ethical baggage. Lastly, for presuppositional fallacies, one could argue it is a theme for the whole book – meaning distanciation. It is incumbent on the reader to be self aware of the biases he or she brings when reading historical materials. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Carson does a lovely job of presenting solid explanations and brief examples that are often helpful and rarely confusing. The fact remains that among those who believe the canonical sixty-six books are nothing less than the Word fallacues God written there is a disturbing array of mutually incompatible theological opinions. A critical interpretation of Scripture is one that has adequate justification—lexical, grammatical, cultural, theological, historical, geographical, or other justification.

It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various This does not mean real knowledge is impossible. Concluding Reflections Chapters one and two really focus on word-study and grammar fallacies as they pertain to the New Testament Greek.


That being said, it is a valuable reference—especially for readers who know a little Greek vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Really helpful brief treatment of common fallacies.

This book describes and categorizes many fallacies found in Biblical exegesis. The first chapter addresses the pitfalls of improper word studies. It appears that when proper contextual considerations are left out of the exegetical task, personal opinion and assumption wait ready to fill the void. It is a valuable discussion, for he recognizes both the necessity and the danger of distanciation in relation to exegesis and spiritual life. So someone with little familiarity with that language might not profit as much from exegeticwl chapters although I think they still might profit if nothing else in being able to detect those fallacies when they’re produced by others.

Concluding Reflections Chapters one and two really focus on word-study and grammar fallacies as falacies pertain to the New Testament Greek. Carson seeks to reveal the numerous Exegetical Fallacies that occur from the pulpit. When we adhere to “doctrine,” it gets replicated and multiplied and no one thinks critically about what awe believe and adhere to. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Carson closes the book by reminding the reader to avoid the trap of despair by approaching exegesis with a combination of humility and persistence.

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