9.02.2005

Look, I'm a Theologian

When I started Orange Theology, I did not intend for lengthy essays on core doctrinal concepts to be my only posts. Instead, I wanted this to be a place for any and all reflections of a spiritual matter. As such, I now present something a bit more lighthearted. I recently took an online quiz titled “What Theologian Are You?” With a very limited exposure to historical theology, I personally cannot make much of the results. In fact, I haven’t even heard of two or three names on the list. Add to that my difficulty in interpreting several of the questions, and I am far from assessing this quiz’s validity. Is it pretty accurate? I couldn’t tell you. The fact that my strongest theological alliance was only at 67% may suggest that I misunderstood much. But oh well. Here are the results. Feel free to play along.


You scored as 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


67%

J�rgen Moltmann


67%

Karl Barth


60%

Martin Luther


53%

Augustine


53%

Charles Finney


47%

John Calvin


47%

Friedrich Schleiermacher


47%

Paul Tillich


27%

Jonathan Edwards


0%

Which theologian are you?
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9 comments:

JoAnna said...

Well, it won't let me go to the site! This is interesting though. I think it does sound like you to say that man fails to give God what we owe him. From things you've said, it seems that you are truly devoted to the right things and this inability or falling short is what concerns you the most as you strive for perfection. ???

The Damsel said...

You scored as Friedrich Schleiermacher.



You seek to make inner feeling and awareness of God the centre of your theology, which is the foundation of liberalism. Unfortunately, atheists are quick to accuse you of simply projecting humanity onto 'God' and liberalism never really recovers.

Benny K said...

Jane, all that crazy coding sometimes gets a little off. I think I found the glitch. The link should work now, if you want to try it. I wasn't too sure that the description I got felt the most accurate, but I don't really know my other choices, so who knows.

mama bear said...

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?'

Josh said...

Yea, I scored Anselm too, but my percentages were much higher. I scored 93% on Anselm, 80% Martin Luther, and 80% Jonathan Edwards. I don't think anyone will score very high with Jurgon Moltmann (he's quite liberal!).

Josh said...

By the way Benny - thanks for linking us to your site. I appreciate yours so very much. Your thoughtful insight is amazing. I will be recommending you to a lot of my parishoners!

Benny K said...

Pastor,

I'm only trying to give credit where it's due. I've enjoyed your site and hope to visit it more often than I have been thus far. And thanks for stopping by here and contributing. I don't post on this page as often as I'd like, but it's nice to know someone enjoys it when I do!

Kendra said...

p.s. you should read some Moltmann. He knocks my socks off. I recommend his book on the Trinity

roberts said...

Nice blog.

Email me & I'd like to tell you about an upcoming informal theology discussion group near the U. Sounds like your kind of thing.

charliedroberts@gmail.com