The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Accommodation Hermeneutical and theological principle of divine revelation, often involving different levels of meaning in Scripture.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Accommodation (1) The use or application of a Scripture reference in a sense other than the obvious and literal one intended by the author; (2) the view that a passage or verse may have more than one meaning or application; (3) the principle that God adapts His self-revelation to man.The subject of
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
accommodation. In theology, the adaptation of a text or teaching to altered circumstances.(1) It is sometimes used to connote the giving to a text in Scripture a meaning not intended by the writer, e.g. St *Matthew’s application of ‘Out of Egypt have I called my son’ (Hos. 11:1; cf. Mt. 2:15) to Christ
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
AccommodationLatin rhetoricians and jurists used “accommodation” (Lat. accommodatio) for the process of adapting, fitting, and adjusting language to the needs and capacities of their hearers. This meant accounting for an audience’s situation, character, intelligence, and emotional state.Rhetorically
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Accommodation Theory
Accommodation Theory. In apologetics, accommodation theory can refer to either of two views, one acceptable and one objectionable to evangelical Christians. It can refer to God’s accommodation of his revelation to our finite circumstances to communicate with us, as in Scripture or the incarnation of
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ACCOMMODATION — the process by which God adapts His revelation of Himself to the thought systems of the human mind so we can understand something of who He is and how He does His work.God made the world a fit place for the revelation of Himself. He also made people capable of understanding that revelation.
A Catholic Dictionary
Accommodated Sense
accommodated sense. If we quote Scripture to prove a point of doctrine, we must of course try to ascertain the precise meaning of the sacred writer, and then argue from the proper sense of his words. We may, however, take the words of Scripture and make an application of them which was not originally
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Accommodation.—In Exegesis, accommodation gives rise to the accommodating meaning, which is opposed, first: to the literal (historic or prophetic) sense; secondly, to the spiritual (mystic, moral or allegoric) sense, and consists in accommodating, individually, the words of Scripture to their proper
Accommodation, Controversy Of
Accommodation (Controversy of).—By this term we understand a controversy which arose in the seventeenth century, between the Jesuits and other missionaries of China, in relation to certain allowances and rites practiced by the natives of the Celestial Kingdom from time immemorial, in honor of the memory
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
accommodation. God’s appropriation of humanly intelligible means to communicate real knowledge of himself. John *Calvin addressed the problem of how finite humans may obtain genuine *knowledge of God by emphasizing condescension as the distinctive manner of God’s *revelation. God accommodates himself
Dictionary of Theological Terms
AccommodationThe adjustment of language by a Biblical writer to meet the limitations of his readers, without any compromise of the truth of what is written. This has some legitimate uses (e.g., where God is described as having physical parts and passions—see Anthropomorphism), but it has been illegitimately