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What kind of theologian are you?
« 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
 

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2005, 07:13:33 PM »
I am Bl. Augustine (100%)

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2005, 08:26:34 PM »
Paul Tillich!? Egads man, and you admit this on an Orthodox message board?ÂÂ  ;DÂÂ  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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 12:25:18 AM »
93% Anselm and 93% Augustine.

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 02:07:43 AM »
I got Augustine on this quiz too:

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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. :-\

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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%

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 01:12:09 PM »
Karl Barth 73%
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 01:35:04 PM »
Strange stuff.

J�rgen Moltmann
   
   80%

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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 02:52:24 PM »
Matthew777: dude, that's the exact same quiz ???  ....it seems like no one else is scoring Paul Tillich like me....everyone is scoring Blessed Augustine...am I just weird or something? :-\
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2005, 01:19:53 PM »
Loaded questions indeed  :D

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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2005, 01:28:53 PM »
"The papacy is a tool of the devil"

That question rocks!ÂÂ  :D

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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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,
   knowwhatahmean, nudge nudge?
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
   wink to a blind bat!
S: Are you, uh,...are you selling something?
M: SELLING!  Very good, very good!  Ay?  Ay?  Ay?
(pause)
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.
(pause)
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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2005, 03:24:25 PM »
Martin Luther 80% :(  At least more orthodox than Calvin.  I think, some protestant guys made that test.  Proof: total ignorance of Orthodox matters.

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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  ???
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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  ::)
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2009, 07:58:16 PM »
Karl Barth 100%
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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 
 100%
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%
 
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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 
 33%
Jürgen Moltmann 
 33%
Anselm 
 27%
Jonathan Edwards
17%
 
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2009, 08:47:28 PM »



Augustine 
 100%
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
 20%
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Didn't know him. But I've been reading Ernst Bloch's works, particularly "Philosophy of Renaissance" lately and Bloch is thought as a strong influence of his...... Still, this isn't an explanation, of course.  :)
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2009, 08:50:20 PM »
Augustine all the way baby!
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2009, 09:47:40 AM »
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Karl Barth     80%
Anselm        80%
Augustine    73%
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2009, 09:49:07 AM »
John Calvin  87%
Augustine    80%
Martin Luther 33%

I'm John Calvin?! ???

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« 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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2009, 05:43:27 AM »

You Scored as John Calvin (80%)

Must be kidding  ;D
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2009, 12:16:17 PM »

Is my thinking Orthodox-friendly? I don't know who 4 of these guys are.

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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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2009, 01:05:24 PM »
I'm trying to understand how I could have ended up with Charles Finney as number 2 on this list, so I could somehow correct this view... ??? Or maybe it doesn't even really matter...
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2009, 10:17:10 PM »
I'm trying to understand how I could have ended up with Charles Finney as number 2 on this list, so I could somehow correct this view... ??? Or maybe it doesn't even really matter...

I wouldn't worry about it. As some have already pointed out, there weren't many Orthodox theolgians on the list. I scored as Augustine, which I liked except for the fact that it said I "strongly believe in predestination." So just take it with a grain of salt.;)

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2009, 04:42:39 AM »
The Blessed Augustine ?  67% at this time.
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2009, 12:29:56 PM »
You Scored as Friedrich Schleiermacher (100%)

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.
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2009, 01:04:46 PM »
Take this test and see which theologian you most resemble: http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=44116
 
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2009, 01:44:23 PM »
Paul Tillich 80%
Augustine    67%
Charles Finney 67%

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2009, 05:52:33 PM »
I'm Karl Barth. Never heard of him.


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Karl Barth 
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Anselm 
 87%
Augustine 
 80%
Paul Tillich 
 73%
John Calvin 
 67%
Jonathan Edwards 
 67%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 
 53%
Martin Luther 
 40%
Jürgen Moltmann 
 33%
Charles Finney 
 27%

Ok i looked him up...I definitly disagree with his doctrine of election and his views on Mary.

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2009, 11:01:36 PM »
Augustine   
93%
Karl Barth   
93%
Anselm   
73%
Friedrich Schleiermacher   
67%
Jonathan Edwards   
53%
Charles Finney   
47%
John Calvin   
40%
Paul Tillich   
33%
Jürgen Moltmann   
20%
Martin Luther   
20%

I took a different but similar quiz on Facebook and came up with Thomas Aquinas. I think that one was less Protestant-centric.

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2010, 11:10:43 PM »
Me: Anselm (1033-1109) 80%
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?'

Probably means I have Orthodox theology, since Augustine is the next highest choice for me, and Anselm lived about the time of the Schism in England, and the list lacks any Orthodox philosophers besides Augustine.
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2010, 10:09:44 AM »
Anselm (1033-1109)'s heresies are extremely bad; while St. Philaretos of Moscow said that God is the love which crucifies and Christ is the crucified love, Anselm claimed that God's nature is infinitely offended and Christ's crucification was for God-Father to have vengeance and satisfy(satisfactio) his "justice"...   :)
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2010, 02:24:40 PM »
I thought it would be interesting to see what I would score now (even though a bunch of questions I just had to make up an answer).


You Scored as Paul Tillich

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Friedrich Schleiermacher    33%
Charles Finney               33%
Paul Tillich                       33%
Jürgen Moltmann                   33%
Martin Luther                    0%
Augustine                       0%
John Calvin                        0%
Karl Barth                          0%
Jonathan Edwards       0%
Anselm                           0%
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2010, 02:34:53 PM »
My results:

Karl Barth     
   87%
Augustine    
   80%
Martin Luther    
   40%
Paul Tillich    
   40%
Anselm    
   33%

I'm sort of OK with this, though I would prefer Augustine and Anselm to be a little higher.  Luther isn't really that bad of a result, sinc eI used to be Lutheran!
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2010, 02:58:42 PM »
:)

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 87%
Karl Barth 80%
Anselm 80%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 67%
Jonathan Edwards 53%
Martin Luther 47%
John Calvin 47%
Jürgen Moltmann 40%
Charles Finney 33%
Paul Tillich 20%

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2010, 06:22:35 PM »
Anselm (1033-1109)'s heresies are extremely bad; while St. Philaretos of Moscow said that God is the love which crucifies and Christ is the crucified love, Anselm claimed that God's nature is infinitely offended and Christ's crucification was for God-Father to have vengeance and satisfy(satisfactio) his "justice"...   :)

OK, buddy, you take the quiz and find out who your closest heretic is?

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2010, 10:07:21 PM »
Anselm (1033-1109)'s heresies are extremely bad; while St. Philaretos of Moscow said that God is the love which crucifies and Christ is the crucified love, Anselm claimed that God's nature is infinitely offended and Christ's crucification was for God-Father to have vengeance and satisfy(satisfactio) his "justice"...   :)

OK, buddy, you take the quiz and find out who your closest heretic is?
:D  I'm sorry if this sounded offensive, brother...  :) Basically, I've already done it(see previous posts), it's Jurgen Moltmann!!!! I bought a book of his at some book festival lately. He's quite good, I think, regardless of his being protestant(laughter)...
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2010, 10:22:20 PM »
Anselm (1033-1109)'s heresies are extremely bad; while St. Philaretos of Moscow said that God is the love which crucifies and Christ is the crucified love, Anselm claimed that God's nature is infinitely offended and Christ's crucification was for God-Father to have vengeance and satisfy(satisfactio) his "justice"...   :)

OK, buddy, you take the quiz and find out who your closest heretic is?
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2010, 10:41:06 PM »
Yes, many of the question are quite horrible.  But I think that, given the nature of the questions, that the limited options should not be a suprise to us. 

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2010, 07:56:34 PM »
Karl Barth     
   80%
Anselm    
   73%
John Calvin    
   67%
Charles Finney    
   60%
Martin Luther    
   60%
Jürgen Moltmann    
   47%
Augustine    
   40%
Paul Tillich    
   27%
Jonathan Edwards    
   27%
Friedrich Schleiermacher
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2010, 08:07:05 PM »
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Augustine        80%
Karl Barth       73%
Anselm       67%
Martin Luther       53%
Charles Finney       53%
Friedrich Schleiermacher       40%
Jürgen Moltmann       40%
John Calvin       40%
Jonathan Edwards       33%
Paul Tillich       27%

Looks like I'm with the "Saint of Hippo" too.

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2010, 12:07:37 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   
73%
John Calvin   
67%
Karl Barth   
47%
Jürgen Moltmann   
47%
Charles Finney   
40%
Augustine   
33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher   
33%
Martin Luther   
33%
Paul Tillich   
33%
Jonathan Edwards   
13%


Oh well. I like reading Anselm and Augustine and Schleiermacher. Calvin is a nut.
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2010, 02:28:56 AM »
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    
   100%
Anselm    
   80%
Jürgen Moltmann    
   53%
John Calvin    
   53%
Jonathan Edwards    
   47%
Augustine    
   47%
Charles Finney    
   47%
Martin Luther    
   27%
Paul Tillich    
   20%
Friedrich Schleiermacher    
   20%

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2010, 03:09:59 AM »
This test is pretty much a joke for an Orthodox forum.
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2010, 03:25:32 AM »
Some of the questions are so subjectively phrased, I don't even know what they mean. Many of them use expressions particular to one or another denomination. I wouldn't know what to make of those.  ??? It's fun to play with these quiz things, but they could use a simplified rewrite.

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« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2010, 11:18:11 PM »
This test is pretty much a joke for an Orthodox forum.
Perhaps somebody here could create one with Orthodox theologians?
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2010, 09:12:15 PM »
Honestly, considering there were no Orthodox people on the list, I think Karl Barth is pretty good to get.

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.

Charles Finney   73%
Karl Barth   73%
John Calvin   73%
Paul Tillich   67%
Augustine   53%
Jürgen Moltmann   47%
Martin Luther   47%
Anselm   40%
Friedrich Schleiermacher   27%
Jonathan Edwards   0%

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #73 on: September 26, 2010, 09:52:14 PM »
Hmm...I will need to create my own.

St. John the Theologian 100%
Cappadocian Fathers 100%
St Gregory Palamas 100%
St. Photios 100%

That is a good start. ;D

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2010, 05:56:08 PM »
Hmm...I will need to create my own.

St. John the Theologian 100%
Cappadocian Fathers 100%
St Gregory Palamas 100%
St. Photios 100%

That is a good start. ;D


 :D Very true! 

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2010, 09:06:35 PM »
Hmm...I will need to create my own.

St. John the Theologian 100%
Cappadocian Fathers 100%
St Gregory Palamas 100%
St. Photios 100%

That is a good start. ;D


 :D Very true! 

Indeed. I thought about making an Orthodox quiz, but then I realized that all our Theologians teach the same thing!

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #76 on: October 01, 2010, 03:35:24 PM »
Wow. No Orthodox theologians, and I wound up as the following:

Martin Luther 
 60%
Paul Tillich 
 47%
Jürgen Moltmann 
 40%
Augustine 
 33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 
 33%
Karl Barth 
 27%
Anselm 
 20%
John Calvin 
 7%
Jonathan Edwards 
 0%
Charles Finney 
 0%

 ???  I've never even heard of most of these!

Is someone going to do an Orthodox one sometime? I'd be really interested in that!
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #77 on: October 01, 2010, 05:11:55 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       93%
Anselm       80%
Augustine       60%

All others less than 50%

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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #78 on: October 03, 2010, 12:06:28 AM »
Hmm...I will need to create my own.

St. John the Theologian 100%
Cappadocian Fathers 100%
St Gregory Palamas 100%
St. Photios 100%

That is a good start. ;D


 :D Very true! 

Indeed. I thought about making an Orthodox quiz, but then I realized that all our Theologians teach the same thing!
Maybe you could throw in one or two, for the sake of balance.
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Re: What kind of theologian are you?
« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2010, 02:57:22 AM »
Just for fun, here's a proposed list of Orthodox theologians that might be on such a list. Whether you think they differed in belief, I think these ten differed at least in approach enough to merit being on the list together. If you prefer, you can think of it as ten people viewing the same truth from ten points of view, all within the circle of acceptable orthodoxy. After all, these people weren’t just mindless robots repeating what people before them had said… they all had their own voice to add to the chorus (except maybe St. John of Damascus. He was pretty much a robot. :P ). So, here’s the list…

St. Irenaeus
St. Athanasius
St. Gregory the Theologian
St. John Chrysostom
St. Augustine
St. Maximos the Confessor
St. John of Damascus
St. Photius
St. Symeon the New Theologian
St. Gregory Palamas

A few comments about how I came up with the list. I avoided using Biblical writers, for reasons I can get into if necessary. Second, when considering the original list, some would argue that Tillich is hardly a Trinitarian-monotheist Christian, that Augustine is a heretic, etc., so I was tempted to include people like Origen in the Orthodox list... but I eventually decided against it. Also, I generally tried to stick with the heavy hitters; I mean, I like Aphraates and all, but how many people would know who he was if that was the answer they got?

Another thing is that, if I was going for variety of thought, I had to necessarily  leave off certain beloved saints, if I already had someone on the list that was quite close to them in thought. Still another is that I wasn‘t sure what to do about including anyone after St. Gregory Palamas. I have read enough about St. Nektarios, St. Justin Popovich, and some others that I could have thrown one of them on the list, but I didn’t want to include them just so that the list looked balanced; so instead I just went with the ten best I could think of, regardless of when they happened to live (also, I felt like including St. Justin Popovich would have been a fairly biased pick). And finally, I tried to avoid just picking favorites. Thoughts on changes that are needed?