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.
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.
1. Introduction2. Accommodation in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic3. Accommodation in Early Eighteenth-Century Germany4. The Beginning of the Accommodation Debate, 1761-17895. The Middles Years of the Accommodation Debate, 1790-17996. The End of the Accommodation Debate, 1800-18357.Conclusion