Chapter

Divine Accommodation

Paul Helm

in John Calvin's Ideas

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199255696
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602429 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199255695.003.0008
Divine Accommodation

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For Calvin, if we are to relate to God then he must accommodate himself to us, to our space-bound and time-bound condition. Such divine accommodation is fundamental to Calvin's idea of revelation, to the way in which God discloses his purposes in different eras, and deals with his people individually. This Chapter therefore examines Calvin's use of language about God, particularly in connection with divine change and divine-human dialogue.

Keywords: accommodation; change in God; dialogue; language about God; revelation

Chapter.  12465 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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