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I. Dogmatics, Fundamental Theology - II. Missiology

I. Dogmatics, Fundamental Theology

The term “accommodation” (from Latin accommodatio, “accommodation, adaptation”) originated in classical rhetoric (I); it denotes the adaptation of an object to its environment – in rhetoric (II), the adaptation of linguistic expression to its subject matter, purpose, and audience. In Christian rhetoric, it took on a deeper theological meaning. Augustine interprets the anal…

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Körtner, Ulrich H.J. and Küster, Volker, “Accommodation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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