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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Which theologian are you?

Les Puryear posted this on his blog. Some of you might find it fun to take the
Which theologian are you? quiz.

Don't be ashamed, let us know who you are! ;-D

I was surprised to wind up as a Karl Barth!

"You scored as a Karl Barth
The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology."
Karl Barth 93%
Jonathan Edwards 80%
Anselm 80%
Martin Luther 73%
John Calvin 67%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 53%
Paul Tillich 47%
Augustine 20%
Jürgen Moltmann 20%
Charles Finney 20%

12 comments:

Bro. Matt said...

I'm a Karl Barth too...wait a minute...isn't this like 2 or 3 times we've agreed in the last 2 or 3 posts?!

R. L. Vaughn said...

Well, we'd better get to reading Barth to learn more about what we really believe.

Will said...

Heh, I was the Calvinist.

Bro. Matt said...

Yeah, I don't even know if I like Karl Barth ;) I don't even know what he teaches!!!

Bro. Matt said...

Wait a second...I scored the same percentage on Calvin as you did... What's up with that?!?

clinch64 said...

I scored as a Calvinist.

Neil

Jim1927 said...

You scored as a Karl Barth
The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology.
Karl Barth

100%
Anselm

100%
Martin Luther

100%
John Calvin

67%
Charles Finney

33%
Augustine

33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher

33%
Jürgen Moltmann

33%
Paul Tillich

33%
Jonathan Edwards

33%

I also scored Karl Barth. Interesting because my doctoral thesis was: A Barthian Critique of Schleirmacher.

There is a reason we may all apear to be Barthian; the language he couches his theology, so that he appeared to be evangelical or orthodoxy in theology, hence, Neo-Orthodoxy. He did centralize his theology in the Word, that is the Christ, but remember, he came out of German rationalism. He was well acquainted with Schleirmacher's theology as a German Rationalist, and before he became a radical liberal.

Cheers,

Jim

Alan Bird said...

I haven't ever heard of Karl Barth, but I like his theology.
Alan Bird

Tom said...

You scored as a Anselm
Anselm is the outstanding theologian of the medieval period.He sees man's primary problem as having failed to render unto God what we owe him, so God becomes man in Christ and gives God what he is due. You should read 'Cur Deus Homo?'

Anselm 100%
Karl Barth 93%
John Calvin 93%
Martin Luther 93%
Jonathan Edwards 80%
Friedrich Schleiermacher67%
Jürgen Moltmann 67%
Augustine 60%
Charles Finney 53%
Paul Tillich 27%

Bro. Anon said...

For what it's worth (my results):

You scored as a Martin Luther

The daddy of the Reformation. You are opposed to any Catholic ideas of works-salvation and see the scriptures as being primarily authoritative.


John Calvin

67%
Martin Luther

67%
Anselm

67%
Jürgen Moltmann

60%
Karl Barth

40%
Charles Finney

33%
Jonathan Edwards

33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher

13%
Paul Tillich

13%
Augustine

7%


Said I scored as "Martin Luther". Interesting that I scored the exact same for Calvin, Luther, and Anselm: 67%

(Nietzsche, Sartor, Bultman, Schaefer--what would Theology be without THEM?)

Jim1927 said...

This may be a good fun quiz, but I wouldn't for a moment suggest it is accurate.

I would not support Barth as a fundamentalist by any stretch of the imagination.
As I said earlier, he must be understood in light of his involvement in German rationalism. It is hard at times to know what he means when he employs evangelical terminology.

The list leaves me empty when it gives me such a high rating with Tillich, the most liberal of liberals in our time.

Cheers,

Jim

R. L. Vaughn said...

Yes, I think we have to view this as entertainment rather than an accurate portrayal of the theology of the person taking the "test". In fact, I've even wondered if the test might be "weighted" to skew the results. All in good fun, I suppose.