The Biblical Accommodation Debate in Germany

Interpretation and the Enlightenment

  • Hoon J. Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hoon J. Lee
    Pages 1-21
  3. Hoon J. Lee
    Pages 211-222
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-249

About this book


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. 


augustine Socinian Semler Balserak Huijgen

Authors and affiliations

  • Hoon J. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity Christian CollegeChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61496-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61497-7
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