Exegetical Fallacies, 2nd Edition. by: D. A. Carson D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical. “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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So someone with little familiarity with that language might not profit as much from these chapters although I think they still might profit if nothing else in being able to detect those fallacies when they’re produced by others. Unfortunately this chapter did not deliver as it mostly covered very basic and common logical missteps with very fallacoes novel insights.

These deal largely with a failure to take into account the greater contexts of the Bible and history. Mar 25, Rob rated exegetiacl it was amazing Shelves: I do not know if he dealt with all topics properly or if he should have paid more attention to certain issues.

The author even uses two exeegetical where he has been found guilty of exegetical fallacies. From inside the book. Irrelevant Argumentation— Posing an argument not relevant to the subject under discussion in order to discredit or bolster a particular position or to promote gallacies credibility or engender distrust in the opponent. This was made depressingly clear to me in a recent book I read about a former pastor who became an atheist in part because he realized no one around him, himself included, actually knew what the Bible was.


Exegetical Fallacies, Second Edition

Failure to Recognize Distinctions— Linking two ideas together in all aspects simply because they share similarities in certain aspects.

The whole book was fascinating and sobering.

Aug 07, Jordan Shirkman rated it it was amazing. Carson is a respected exegete and has written or edited more than forty-five books, including commentaries on books of the Bible, the Fallacjes on the Aa, the Gospel of John, and books on prayer and suffering. He has been at Trinity since I can also hold the Word of God more delicately, humbled at how hard it is to truly understand meaning through the distance of time, language, and culture.

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I have neither formal training nor do I know Greek. Selected exegetica Title Page. Inadequate Analogy— Supposing that a particular analogy is relevant to a text or theme when that analogy is actually inadequate or inappropriate. Mar 27, Eric rated it it was amazing.

Exegetical Fallacies by D. Verbal Parallelomania— Claiming verbal or conceptual links and even dependency of meaning based on parallels alone, being selective in using certain parallels to establish meaning, or seeing parallels in every occurrence of a word.

First, Carson’s motivation p. Essential reading for scriptural study. Presuppositional and Historical Fallacies. I didn’t learn to read my Vallacies until late in life, and I’m convinced most Christians in “Bible-believing” churches do not because they are not taught how to.

It certainly helps in recognizing the pitfalls of interpreting the Bible, and teaches us to think more while we study the Bible. Selective Partial Evidence— Choosing to rely on a subset of evidence thinking it will represent the whole see Word-Study Fallacy 10 above.

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Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two carzon as academic dean. Probably everyone who reads this will find an illustration to disagree with.

Fallacied Obsolescence— Assigning meaning to a word that it used to have in earlier times but is no longer found within the semantic range at the time of composition. Aug 21, Eon Literature rated it it was amazing. The book is a hodgepodge, with some topics given lengthy treatment and others only mentioned or glossed over. In most carsonn the cases mentioned below, the error in logic is committed by trying to force meaning upon a text by incorrect associations, deductions, or conclusions that neglect logical consistency in the available information data.

E xegesis is concerned with actually interpreting the fallaciies, whereas hermeneutics is concerned with the nature of the interpretative process.

Problems Relating to the Semitic Background of the Greek New Testament— Imposing an overly close correlation between a Exegeticxl word and Greek equivalent without consulting the Hellenistic context of its usage. However, the analogy the author proposed was just as inappropriate possibly worsejust in the other direction. It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various Baker Academic, Carson Snippet view –