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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On the other hand, the first and third chapters were very good and discussed fallacies related to words and logic respectively.

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They rely heavily on dictionaries and concordances instead of having a sense of style and the language as a whole. How much damage might I do by my ignorance and exegetical clumsiness? Baker BooksFallaceis 1, – Religion – pages.

The whole book was fascinating and sobering. In addition to explaining why he wrote the book, Carson also lays out two possible dangers readers will face due to the nature of a book focused on errors; pride and despair. Toward an Exegetical Theology: There are only a couple things. Alas, his orrery of errors tends in this direction as well.

The book assumes the readers will know Greek especially in his chapter on grammatical fallacies. Carson focusing on a topic not too often discussed. This was quite a good book and I am glad to have read it.


Exegetical Fallacies

Dec 20, James Everingham rated it really liked it. Immensely useful, and mildly amusing carzon points. This is a good book for those who engage in exegesis of the Bible.

Most of the errors he discusses get pages each, so the book can become a long list of other people’s mistakes.

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Much like in word-study fallacies, a poor understanding of Greek and Hebrew leads to several of the exegetical fallacies that exegtical common from Biblical teachers. He is a founding member and currently president of The Gospel Coalition. Chapters three, four, and five I think could be useful to anyone and should probably be read by everyone who has any kind of exegetical teaching ministry in his or her church.

Those who rely solely on English translations will find its usefulness minimal, though not completely absent. This is where many Christians get tripped up. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. How do we read history?

Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Fa,lacies do not know if he dealt with all topics properly or if he should have paid more attention to certain issues. One need not agree with every example provided, but the categories still remain see TOC below.

Fallacy of Semantic Anachronism — reading the modern meaning back into its ancient usage 2 Timothy 2: 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 Rallacies was an easy and light read, surprisingly fast-paced and enjoyable.


However, the analogy the author proposed was just as inappropriate possibly worsejust in the other direction.

As a quick overview of the most common word-grammar fallacies, logical fallacies, historical fallacies, etc. Feb 22, Zack rated it really liked it.

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If you are doing independent Bible study you want to read this book. It certainly helps in recognizing the pitfalls of interpreting the Bible, and teaches us to think more while we study the Bible. The Concept of Fallscies in Matthew’s Gospel: 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.

Great and useful book. Next, Carson deals with logical fallacies.