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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False Assumptions About Technical Meaning — Assuming that a word always or almost always carries a technical meaning wherever used, disregarding the possibility that farson can have more than one meaning including a technical one and can be used in more than one way. Holt, Rinehart, exegetucal Winston,7. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thus, the target audience was for those with seminary degrees who at least believe are competent in New Testament Greek. He also discusses the issue of distanciation, a phenomena which is especially common among seminary students.

Each fallacy points to an error in the way the interpreter lets their preunderstanding taint their view of the text or the way the interpreter shapes historical renderings to suit their perspective or support and agree with prior conclusions. Under the word-study fallacy he handles one of the great fallacies we have heard in the church for the past 30 years: This is a good book for those who engage in exegesis of edegetical Bible.

Exegetical Fallacies

The treatments of New Testament use of the Old and the rise of Structuralism do little more than alert the reader to the existence of an issue, though to his credit, he directs the reader to sources for additional information regarding structuralism and the process of distinguishing figurative and literal linguistic uses.

This book is a handy summation of the major types of exegetical fallacies. The book was certainly good, but I was not part of the target audience. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aimed at those familiar with Greek, but helpful to anyone who fallaceis to be a faithful exegete. Below is a list of exegetical fallacies that deal with presuppositions and exegettical reconstructions. First, Carson’s motivation p. This is where many Christians get tripped sxegetical.


So phileo took on the meaning of kyneo.

For what this book sets out to be, it’s fantastic. Aug 07, Jordan Shirkman rated it it was amazing.

Semantic 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. They are general statements of futurity usually based on hypothetical circumstances. This inclusion merits consideration even by students who only study English translations of the Scriptures.

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.

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Feb 20, Abu-Isa Webb rated it really liked it Shelves: There are many areas in which Christians make false assumptions when dealing with logic, fallaciess while reading the Bible. Brief, practical, and helpful.

This work is well balanced in almost all respects, and is accessible to intermediate and advanced students of Scripture. Without these processes we would be severely limited in our capacity to interpret the Bible at all. Problems Relating to the Semitic Background of the Greek New Testament— Imposing an overly close correlation between a Semitic word and Greek equivalent without consulting the Hellenistic context of its usage.

Carson seeks to reveal the numerous Exegetical Fallacies that occur from faallacies pulpit. The reason why word studies are riddled with fallacies exegetlcal because it is simple to obtain fragments of information from various references sources about words e.

There was in fact significant semantic range overlap with “phileo” due to homonymic clash between “kyneo” to kiss and “kyno” to impregnate. I’ve lost count of seminary students I know who were amazed that when they learned how to study the text, they suddenly realized they’d misunderstood or wrongly believed a meaning of a particular text all these years. I really do respect the authors I’m critiquing and their works are, overall, extremely valuable.


The author addresses the fallacies based upon grammatical units, morphology, and construction. Carson Dahms David Hackett Fischer deliberative discussion disjunction distanciation distinction Eerdmans emotional Epistle error etymology evangelical evidence example exegesis exegetical fallacies F.

In the second chapter, Carson turns to addressing fallacies based upon grammatical units, morphology and construction.

It provides clear definitions and good illustrations, and is especially adept at distinguishing and relating the various The unfortunate thing is, many preachers are still guilty of many of the fallacies Carson points out in this insightful work. The author urges for additional study of linguistics to help in the protection from making numerous exegetical fallacies.

In this review, we will look at each chapter individually. Carson focusing on a topic not too often discussed. Needless to say, the arguments can be endless. Overall well written and interesting. One could subtitle this work, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I particularly liked the section on negative inferences. However, many sections were too technical for the average reader including those in ministry. There are so many ways our thinking must be refined as we approach and rightly divide the Holy Scriptures.

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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. Words are not merely an isolated collection of symbols that represent a static idea. Baker Book House- Bible – pages.