Exegetical Fallacies (2nd Edition) (Carson) / January 01, 1996
Requires Accordance 10.4 or above.
This book offers updated explanations of the sins of interpretation to teach sound grammatical, lexical, cultural, theological, and historical Bible study practices.
“A must for teachers, pastors, and serious Bible students.”—Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
From the Introduction:
“To focus on fallacies, exegetical or otherwise, sounds a bit like focusing on sin: guilty parties may take grudging notice and briefly pause to examine their faults, but there is nothing intrinsically redemptive in the procedure. Nevertheless, when the sins are common and (what is more) frequently unrecognized by those who commit them, detailed description may have the salutary effect of not only encouraging thoughtful self-examination but also providing an incentive to follow a better way. I hope that by talking about what should not be done in exegesis, we may all desire more deeply to interpret the Word of God aright. If I focus on the negative, it is in the hope that readers will thereby profit more from the positive instruction they glean from texts and lectures.
- Authors: D. A. Carson
- Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
- Publish Date: January 1, 1996
- ISBN: 0-8010-2086-7
- # of Pages: 146
- Categories: Biblical Studies
- Min Acc Version: 10.4
Where to Find
Exegetical Fallacies (2nd Edition) (Carson) is included with the following packages
|Primary Collections||Coll13-EngMaster1119||English Master Collection (Accordance 13) (November 2019)||36999|
|Primary Collections||Coll13-EngMaster0420||English Master Collection (Accordance 13) (April 2020)||37499|
|Primary Collections||Coll13-EngMaster0720||English Master Collection (July 2020)||42568|
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I’ve had my eye on this book for a long time, and was at least dimly aware of it for even longer. I think I held off on reading it because it appears to require some level of erudition, or at least to have a very academic bent (perhaps suggested by the name “Exegetical Fallacies” rather than the more straightforward option “Interpretive Fallacies”), but so far I’m finding it extremely accessible. Not only that, but if it continues at the same level of quality, it might just turn out to be the best Christian book I’ve ever read. It is not the least bit dry!—I can hardly put it down and return to daily responsibilities that I’m putting off. I have to work hard to restrain myself from highlighting almost everything in it.
I never read a book that I agree with 100%, so there are always some red highlights showing where I think the author is in error. In the case of this book, however, they are very minor quibbles. (Are words “THE vehicles that enable us to think” or just “vehicles that enable us to think”? I would definitely drop the word “the” from that sentence.) D.A. Carson is a careful thinker and writer, and extremely knowledgeable, and (so far) I think he’s doing an absolutely phenomenal job of gathering together various types of interpretive error that everyone who cares about truth should learn about, with important representative examples.
If you don’t have this, I absolutely recommend buying this. If you have it, I recommend reading it. If you’ve already read it, I recommend reading it again.
If anything changes in my assessment of the book as I progress through it, I’ll update this review.