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Exegetical Fallacies, Edition: 2 (edition 1996)

by D. Carson

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Title:Exegetical Fallacies, Edition: 2
Authors:D. Carson
Info:Baker Academic (1996), Edition: 2Rev Ed, Paperback, 128 pages
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Excellent little book that helps the student of the Bible avoid common interpretive pitfalls. Recommended for the preacher/teacher. ( )
  bartbox | Jun 15, 2017 |
Excellent book that should be required reading for those who want to avoid errors in interpreting Scripture. ( )
  Charles.Williams | Oct 10, 2016 |
This little book is wonderful, it breaks down the numerous fallacies on scholarly works from logic to linguistic fallacies ( )
  Theodore.Gebretsadik | Feb 8, 2015 |
It was a good read, but I think there were some fundamental problems with Carson's work. At some points it seemed that he was unable to criticize his own methods that this book. It was also written with a considerable amount of bias that went unchecked. Important read for exegetes but also an interesting example of strong-willed bias in scholarship. ( )
  tehone | Jan 25, 2014 |
(Note: this is a review of the first edition, not the second.)

This is a thought-provoking read, but not an easy one, unless you're comfortable with some fairly advanced terminology from logic and greek grammar. But recommended for all those who take the study or application of theology seriously -- which should include all preachers.

Carson looks in turn at different classes of fallacies, arising from Word Studies, Greek Grammar, Logic and then Presuppositions/History. In each he then subcategorises them into many smaller classes, and gives one or more examples from each. Wisely he takes his examples from many different theological positions, and doesn't exempt one of his earlier works. Wisely too, it's not a very long book, as it's dense enough as it is.

Worryingly, some of the fallacies he lists, particularly around the greek grammar, are ones that I've been taught in greek class at college (eg, around interpretation of aorist tenses and conditionals). Others require a greater mind than mine to notice, so having him point them out and show the (usually missing) logical steps that are in error, has also been useful. But it was somewhat off-putting that even with a year's greek study, most of the grammatical terminology he uses was new to me.

The book has very thorough references, and an scriptural index. ( )
  jandm | Aug 17, 2013 |
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Updated explanations of the ''sins'' of interpretation teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices.

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