12 June 2007

Which Theologian Are You?

Courtesy of Fr Tim, I found an interesting quiz: which theologian are you? I'm a bit worried that the Karl Barth and Scleiermacher scores are on the high side.


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

100%

Augustine

80%

Karl Barth

73%

Friedrich Schleiermacher

67%

John Calvin

40%

Martin Luther

33%

Paul Tillich

33%

Jürgen Moltmann

27%

Charles Finney

7%

Jonathan Edwards

0%

Which theologian are you?
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8 comments:

greatgable said...

I came out as Karl Barth with St Augustine a close second!! I must read the Catechism more lol

fr paul harrison

Fr. Greg said...

Me too, Fr. Paul. I have serious questions about this quiz's validity and reliablity. Plus, it takes no account of Eastern Patristic thought.

Moretben said...

It's a Proddie poll - Proddie theologians, most of the Church absent from its radar. There's very little point in Catholics taking it.

I'm Karl Barth, BTW.

Ttony said...

As long as nobody's worrying about getting the wrong answers ...

Moretben said...

It's a bit like the "Chalcedonian Compliant" one that was doing the rounds recently, and which marked you down for a Pelagian for the slightest deviation from extreme Augustinian/Anselmianism.

Prods, eh? Isn't it ironic that the only theologians who seem to exist for them, earlier than Martin Luther, are the two most definitively "Roman Catholic" ones?

(I don't much like being Barth, but I'm relieved not to be Anselm ;o))

John said...

I came out as being Karl Barth too and I scored Martin Luther as zero.
I think Anselm came second and Augustine third.
JARay

Ttony said...

In which case, we'll have to do our own!

The trouble is that they're probably a lot less fun to compile than to answer.

Alec said...

Karl Barth 87%
Anselm 80%
John Calvin 73%
Augustine 67%
Martin Luther 33%

I'm not so worried about Barth - though he was a Calvinist, he had some good ideas. At least Anselm is in there. Calvin, likewise, learned a lot from Aquinas, and when you look at the Thomist vs Molinist debate, agreement with Calvin in some points isn't too bad.

But...my theology is heavily influenced by Yarnold; where's he? And where's Aquinas? it's definitely a fix.

I like the idea of our doing one; I'll start rifling my library for points.