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« on: November 08, 2005, 06:47:57 PM »

Take this test and see which theologian you most resemble: http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=44116
 

I am Paul Tillich (73%)
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005, 07:13:33 PM »

I am Bl. Augustine (100%)
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005, 08:26:34 PM »

Paul Tillich!? Egads man, and you admit this on an Orthodox message board?ÂÂ  GrinÂÂ  Oh wait, it said I was either Calvin or Barth (both at 87%)! I think that's interesting that an Orthodox Christian (supposedly semi-Pelagian according to some) would be compared to Calvin to closely. Regarding the quiz, some of the questions were difficult to answer, as the questions themselves were either worded in a difficult way, or even had theological errors in them that the creator of the quiz was apparently unaware of (e.g., the very first one asks about Christ descending into hell, which would be difficult considering that there was no hell to descend to, but rather he descended to hades.) It was an enjoyable one to take, though.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 12:25:18 AM »

93% Anselm and 93% Augustine.

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 02:07:43 AM »

I got Augustine on this quiz too:

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005, 08:53:56 AM »

87% John Calvin...
Interesting for an eastern minded (roman) catholic - even in 80% lutheran country...
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2005, 10:28:17 AM »

I most closely resembled Karl Barth?  I have never read anything about this man.  But I will say that the questions were very tricky.  Many started off well...but then had a catch at the end. Undecided

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2005, 12:35:52 PM »

My Top Five

Augustine: 93%
Karl Barth: 80%
Friedrich Schleiermacher: 67%
John Calvin: 67%
Anslem: 67%
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2005, 12:42:24 PM »

Augustine
   
   73%

John Calvin
   
   67%

Martin Luther
   
   67%

Karl Barth
   
   67%

Anselm
   
   67%

Friedrich Schleiermacher
   
   53%

Paul Tillich
   
   47%

Charles Finney
   
   33%

J�rgen Moltmann
   
   33%

Jonathan Edwards
   
   13%

*would help if i knew who some of these people were
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2005, 12:46:08 PM »

Woa.ÂÂ  Scary.



You scored as Anselm.ÂÂ  

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?'
 
John Calvin  73%
Anselm 73%
Augustine 67%
Karl Barth 67%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 60%
Martin Luther 53%
Paul Tillich 33%
Jonathan Edwards 33%
Charles Finney 27%
J?Moltmann 20%
 
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 01:12:09 PM »

Karl Barth 73%
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005, 01:19:17 PM »

You scored as Karl Barth. ÂÂ
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%
John Calvin 67%
Augustine 67%
Jonathan Edwards 67%
Charles Finney 67%
Martin Luther 33%
J?Moltmann 33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 33%
Paul Tillich0%
 

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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 01:35:04 PM »

Strange stuff.

J�rgen Moltmann
   
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Anselm
   
   80%

Augustine
   
   80%

Karl Barth
   
   80%

John Calvin
   
   53%

Paul Tillich
   
   53%

Friedrich Schleiermacher
   
   47%

Martin Luther
   
   40%

Jonathan Edwards
   
   20%

Charles Finney
   
   20%
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 02:52:24 PM »

Matthew777: dude, that's the exact same quiz Huh  ....it seems like no one else is scoring Paul Tillich like me....everyone is scoring Blessed Augustine...am I just weird or something? Undecided
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2005, 03:10:10 AM »

John Calvin 93%
Paul Tillich 67%
Augustine 60%
Karl Barth 47%
Charles Finney 40%
Martin Luther 33%
J?Moltmann 33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 33%
Anselm 33%
Jonathan Edwards 20%

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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2005, 01:19:53 PM »

Loaded questions indeed  Cheesy

I'm apparently the only one to have Schleiermacher first. Interesting.

"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."

Friedrich Schleiermacher 73%

John Calvin 67%

Karl Barth 67%

Martin Luther 53%
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2005, 01:28:53 PM »

"The papacy is a tool of the devil"

That question rocks!ÂÂ  Cheesy

And the answer is:

You scored as Martin Luther.ÂÂ  

The daddy of the Reformation. You are opposed to any Catholic ideas of works-salvation and see the scriptures as being primarily authoritative.
 
Martin Luther  ÃƒÆ’‚  80%
Paul Tillich  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚  80%
Augustine  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚  67%
Charles FinneyÂÂ  60%
Friedrich SchleiermacherÂÂ  53%
John Calvin 53%
Karl Barth 40%
J Moltmann 27%
Anselm 13%
Jonathan Edwards 0%
 
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2005, 03:41:50 PM »

Huh!

Anselm - 93%
Karl Barth - 87%
John Calvin - 87%
Martin Luther - 80%
Augustine - 73%
Friedrich Schleiermacher - 67%
Jonathan Edwards - 60%
Paul Tillich - 33%
Charles Finney - 33%
J Moltmann - 33%

Though I think the questions were loaded (and I'm willing to guess the "possible results" were relatively narrow, if only being singularly western), I suppose there is a lot of truth to the results I get, at least in so far as they go.  The amateur-philosopher in me cannot avoid the issue of "predestination", and the westerner in me cannot avoid the judicial metaphor/paradigm that the Scriptures provide for discussing the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2005, 03:49:13 PM »

You scored as Paul Tillich. 


 
Paul Tillich sought to express Christian truth in an existentialist way. Our primary problem is alienation from the ground of our being, so that our life is meaningless. Great for psychotherapy, but no longer very influential.
 
Paul Tillich
  87%
 
Friedrich Schleiermacher
  87%

J?Moltmann
   60%
 
Anselm
   53%
 
Augustine
  47%

Martin Luther
  40%
 
John Calvin
  40%

Jonathan Edwards
  20%
 
Charles Finney
  20%
 
Karl Barth
  20%
 
Augustine??  Why didn't you score as "Augustine"?!  btw, you're right, the questions themselves already presuppose a Western paradigm.  These are all man-centered questions (Western), rather than God-centered questions (Eastern).  Thus, if you're only answering man-centered questions, yuo'll only get man-centered answers.  Thus all the Protestant theologians.
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2005, 04:30:24 PM »

Beavis,

I probably had so many Protestant thinkers early on in my list because of the papacy question (though I doubt I was as hostile as some here...ahem Tom, ahem, cough, cough, wink) and a few others key questions which probably were considered (by the one who composed the quiz) as being halmarks of the Reformation (when in reality, they pretty much characterize anyone who talks about the Lord Jesus and is not a Roman Catholic.)

As for the Anselm thing...again, some key "damned if you do, damned if you don't" type questions.  Though, like I said, I guess there are probably some peculiarlties of my outlook which, when stacked by loaded questions, would give that result.

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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2005, 04:32:42 PM »

...ahem Tom, ahem, cough, cough, wink

Man: 'Evening, squire!
Squire: (stiffly) Good evening.
Man: Is, uh,...Is your wife a goer, eh?  Know whatahmean, know whatahmean,
     nudge nudge, know whatahmean, say no more?
Squire: I, uh, I beg your pardon?
M: Your, uh, your wife, does she go, eh, does she go, eh?
S: (flustered) Well, she sometimes "goes", yes.
M: Aaaaaaaah bet she does, I bet she does, say no more, say no more,
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S: (confused) I'm afraid I don't quite follow you.
M: Follow me.  Follow me.  That's good, that's good!  A nod's as good as a
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S: Are you, uh,...are you selling something?
M: SELLING!  Very good, very good!  Ay?  Ay?  Ay?
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M: Oooh!  Ya wicked Ay!  Wicked Ay!  Oooh hooh!  Say No MORE!
S: Well, I, uh....
M: Is, your uh, is your wife a sport, ay?
S: Um, she likes sport, yes!
M: I bet she does, I bet she does!
S: As a matter of fact she's very fond of cricket.
M: 'Oo isn't?  Likes games, eh?  Knew she would.  Likes games, eh?  She's been
   around a bit, been around?
S: She has traveled, yes.  She's from Scarsdale.
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M: SAY NO MORE!!
M: Scarsdale, saynomore, saynomore, saynomore, squire!
S: I wasn't going to!
M: Oh!  Well, never mind.  Dib dib?
   Is your uh, is your wife interested in....photography, ay?
   "Photographs, ay", he asked him knowlingly?
S: Photography?
M: Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?
S: Holiday snaps, eh?
M: They could be, they could be taken on holiday.  Candid, you know,
   CANDID photography?
S: No, no I'm afraid we don't have a camera.
M: Oh. (leeringly) Still, mooooooh, ay?  Mwoohohohohoo, ay?  Hohohohohoho, ay?
S: Look... are you insinuating something?
M: Oh, no, no, no...yes.
S: Well?
M: Well, you're a man of the world, squire.
S: Yes...
M: I mean, you've been around a bit, you know, like, you've, uh....
   You've "done it"....
S: What do you mean?
M: Well, I mean like,....you've SLEPT, with a lady....
S: Yes....
M: What's it like?
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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2005, 07:32:11 PM »

I scored as Karl Barth

Which is funny because in the evangelical seminary I graduated from he was considered a bad guy liberal; I always thought in his historical context, he was a pretty good guy (but that was one of those thoughts you kept to yourself)

But as I was learning about Orthodoxy early on, needing a category to place some of the things I was learning in (bear with me here, as a protestant you nedd a category for EVERYTHING) I thought, this sounds kind of like Karl Barth!
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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2005, 03:24:25 PM »

Martin Luther 80% Sad  At least more orthodox than Calvin.  I think, some protestant guys made that test.  Proof: total ignorance of Orthodox matters.
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2005, 04:56:27 PM »

I din't understand any of the questions, and I didn't know any of the people on the results. I think that puts me below sewer-mutant theologian or somethingÂÂ  Huh
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2005, 10:13:08 PM »

I scored 93% Anselm.  I've never read any of his stuff either.  But interestingly enough, there was a TV mini series made here in Australia in the 90's called "Brides of Christ" - a story about women becoming Catholic nuns, and living through the 60's etc.  Anyway, one of the main postulants, who became a nun always had a problem with "saints starting with A" - and one of them was Anselm.  But in the end, she had a great appreciation for him and his writings.  Oh well ... that's really got nothing to do with this questionnaire, just a side thought  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2005, 03:50:18 AM »

I would think, Anselm was rather philosopher than theologian.  He is the author of the (in)famous "ontological proof of existence of God".
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2005, 04:26:42 AM »

I agree with those of you who said that these questions were tricky...there were many that I felt, were quite frankly, asking the wrong question.  But I had to give an answer, so when I didn't really like the question, I picked one that would be in the middle, as a neither agree nor disagree.  Anyway, these are my top four.

1) Blessed Augustine 93%

2)Karl Barth 93%, have no idea who that is

3)Anselm 80%

4)Martin Luther 67%
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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2005, 07:56:06 PM »



2)Karl Barth 93%, have no idea who that is
Barth was a modern Protestant theologian who led a reaction against the liberal theology that was common in his day.  He was my #1, with 100%.  (Luther, Calvin and St. Augustine tied for second, at 67%.
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« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2005, 10:44:26 AM »

You scored as Augustine. 

You have a big view of God and also take human sin and depravity very seriously. Predestination is important for you.
 
Augustine                   67%
John Calvin                  47%
Karl Barth                    47%
Martin Luther               40%
Anselm                        33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 20%
Charles Finney                7%
J?Moltmann                    7%
Paul Tillich                      0%
Jonathan Edwards           0%

I don't think I believe in predestination, but aparrently I do. Maybe I was destined to disagree with this quiz.... But yea, I'm Augustine with a splice of Calvin and Barth... That's Hot....
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Karl Barth 100%
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« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2009, 08:24:42 PM »

You Scored as 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 
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Augustine 
 73%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 
 73%
Anselm 
 67%
Martin Luther 
 60%
Jonathan Edwards 
 60%
Charles Finney 
 60%
Jürgen Moltmann 
 53%
John Calvin 
 53%
Paul Tillich 
 40%
 
 Are these the only choices?
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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2009, 08:26:38 PM »

Augustine 
 73%
Charles Finney 
 60%
Karl Barth 
 47%
Martin Luther 
 47%
John Calvin 
 40%
Paul Tillich 
 40%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 
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Jürgen Moltmann 
 33%
Anselm 
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Jonathan Edwards
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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2009, 08:47:28 PM »




Augustine 
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Anselm 
 100%
Charles Finney 
 73%
Karl Barth 
 67%
Martin Luther 
 53%
John Calvin 
 47%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 
 33%
Jürgen Moltmann 
 33%
Paul Tillich 
 33%
Jonathan Edwards
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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2009, 08:49:25 PM »

You Scored as Jürgen Moltmann!The problem of evil is central to your thought, and only a crucified God can show that God is not indifferent to human suffering. Christian discipleship means identifying with suffering but also anticipating the new creation of all things that God will bring about.
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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2009, 08:50:20 PM »

Augustine all the way baby!
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« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2009, 10:44:59 PM »

50% or more of the questions in this quiz are posited from an erroneous starting point. 
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« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2009, 10:52:58 PM »

50% or more of the questions in this quiz are posited from an erroneous starting point. 

I'm not so crazy about the limited selection of ending points either.
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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2009, 10:55:33 PM »

I agree with you,Prav-bob and Ialmisry. I had a very difficult time relating to most of the questions.
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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2009, 09:47:40 AM »

TIEBREAKER!!

Karl Barth     80%
Anselm        80%
Augustine    73%
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« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2009, 09:49:11 PM »

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   87%
Augustine   80%
Calvin   73%

Hmm, never heard of Anselm. I am very upset and disturbed however that Calvin is so high up on my results.
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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2009, 09:49:07 AM »

John Calvin  87%
Augustine    80%
Martin Luther 33%

I'm John Calvin?! Huh

Is there a test with Orthodox theologians?
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2009, 11:16:51 PM »

Mine said: "You scored as Augustine." But the percentage results broke down like this:

Friedrich Schleiermacher - 73%
Augustine - 73%
Karl Barth - 67%
Anselm - 67%
John Calvin - 60%
Martin Luther - 60%
Charles Finney - 47%
Jürgen Moltmann - 40%
Paul Tillich - 40%
Jonathan Edwards - 33%

I'm not too familiar with Schleiermacher. Just glad I didn't score as Charles Finney!

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« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2009, 01:23:37 AM »

Anselm 
 87%
Karl Barth 
 80%
Augustine 
 67%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 
 60%
John Calvin 
 60%
Charles Finney 
 47%
Jürgen Moltmann 
 40%
Martin Luther 
 40%
Paul Tillich 
 27%
Jonathan Edwards 
 20%
 
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« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2009, 02:31:00 AM »

Another Augustine here:

You Scored as Augustine

You have a big view of God and also take human sin and depravity very seriously. Predestination is important for you.

Augustine    
        80%
Karl Barth    
   67%
Charles Finney    
   60%
Anselm    
   47%
John Calvin    
   40%
Paul Tillich    
   33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher    
   33%
Jonathan Edwards    
   27%
Jürgen Moltmann    
   20%
Martin Luther    
   20%

Is my thinking Orthodox-friendly? I don't know who 4 of these guys are.
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« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2009, 02:44:37 AM »

Charles Finney          67%
Augustine              60%
Anselm             53%
Paul Tillich             53%
John Calvin          47%
Martin Luther          33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher    27%
Karl Barth             27%
Jonathan Edwards       20%
Jürgen Moltmann          7%
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