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The Biblical Accommodation Debate in Germany

Interpretation and the Enlightenment

Authors: Lee, Hoon

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  • Provides the much needed historical discussion for modern uses of accommodation
  • Corrective to modern perception of the relationship between Christianity and the Enlightenment
  • Explains one of the most significant factors to the rise of historical criticism
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This book redresses a misunderstanding in the history of biblical interpretation. Hoon J. Lee provides the first study of the biblical accommodation debate of the Enlightenment. The heavily contested doctrine spurred numerous biblical scholars, theologians, and philosophers to debate the nature of divine revelation communicated through human words. As biblical accommodation was coupled with historical criticism, the participants in this literary debate fought over the authority, inspiration, and inerrancy of the Bible.

 Examining the wide range of writing on the doctrine of accommodation, Lee surveys the Dutch discussion of accommodation that leads up to the German debate. In doing so, he provides the historical development of Augustinian and Socinian accommodation. 


About the authors

Hoon J. Lee is adjunct professor of Theology at Trinity Christian College. He has received his PhD in historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Theological School in 2014.

Reviews

“Exegetical speculations on sacred scripture and the divine oeconomia have, since antiquity, been guided by the idea of accommodation, which has a long and meandering history. Hoon J. Lee's wonderful study takes up its story in seventeenth-century Holland before turning to Germany and the debates which occurred over accommodation during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The volume covers important new ground. Previous research has generally treated either earlier historical periods or individual thinkers like Chrysostom, Calvin, or Turrettini. This is a welcome and exciting work:  fresh, perceptive, and engaging.” (Jon Balserak, author of Divinity Compromised: A Study of Divine Accommodation in the Thought of John Calvin, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-21

    Lee, Hoon J.

  • Accommodation in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic

    Pages 23-59

    Lee, Hoon J.

  • Accommodation in Early Eighteenth-Century Germany

    Pages 61-97

    Lee, Hoon J.

  • The Beginning of the Accommodation Debate, 1761–1789

    Pages 99-140

    Lee, Hoon J.

  • The Middle Years of the Accommodation Debate, 1790–1799

    Pages 141-175

    Lee, Hoon J.

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61497-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87092-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biblical Accommodation Debate in Germany
Book Subtitle
Interpretation and the Enlightenment
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61497-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61497-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87092-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 249
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