Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am more like Calvin than Tillch or Schleiermacher! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

someone has one of those tests on the net. This one has several questions based upon the popsitons of great theologians and it shows you which one's you are most like. The realization for me is staggering!

it shows That I am most Anselm! Wow. But the real schocker is I'm like my nemesis Calvin than I am like my heroes Tillich and Schleiermacher. This has got to be a crock.


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%
John Calvin

80%
Paul Tillich

73%
Friedrich Schleiermacher

60%
Martin Luther

53%
Jürgen Moltmann

47%
Karl Barth

40%
Charles Finney

33%
Augustine

33%
Jonathan Edwards

13%





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I could not live with so much Calvin likeness. I took it over. This time I answer basically the same way but paid a bit more attention to a couple of things. It should not have I was like Calvin becasue I did say salvation is open to all. That should have booted Calvin out there.

Guess who I'm like this time around?





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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
80%
Anselm
73%
Friedrich Schleiermacher
67%
Charles Finney
60%
John Calvin
47%
Martin Luther
40%
Augustine
40%
Jürgen Moltmann
33%
Jonathan Edwards
27%
Karl Barth
27%
You Scored as a : Paul Tillich Paul Tillich 80% Anselm 73% Friedrich Schleiermacher 67% Charles Finney 60% John Calvin 47% Martin Luther 40% Augustine 40% Jürgen Moltmann 33% Jonathan Edwards 27% Karl Barth 27%
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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.

for some reason it wont put the image through.

18 comments:

Tim said...

So if you're more like Calvin, why are you bothering trying to convince aetheists God exists? ;-)

J.L. Hinman said...

I am not like Calvin at all. That's why I'm screaming.

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

I always knew you were a Calvinist! :-P

J.L. Hinman said...

you were predestined to say that.

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

As were you!

A Hermit said...

I'm kind of fond of Calvin... ;-)

ZAROVE said...

I can't retrieve the quiz to learn who I am.

That said, Tillich wasn't that far down for you, here was number 3, right after Calvin at number 2, and Anslem is number 1.

Granted, Tillich is 7% lower than Calvin, but only 7%.

So it snot that dire, and Schleiermacher is number 4.


And nothign wrong with Anslem.

tinythinker said...

I got this (with ambiguity on a few questions)...

Friedrich Schleiermacher
80%

Paul Tillich
73%

Jürgen Moltmann
67%

Karl Barth
47%

Charles Finney
40%

Augustine
33%

John Calvin
33%

Jonathan Edwards
20%

Martin Luther
13%

Anselm
0%

J.L. Hinman said...

Tiny Schleiermacher is a good guess for you. If you asked me I would have said Tillich. But Schleiermacher makes sense too as they share some common features. Tilliched liked him.

you have some Finney, 40% I would not have suspected that.

ZAROVE said...

I finally took the test. My results are as follows.



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
80%
Charles Finney
73%
Friedrich Schleiermacher
60%
Karl Barth
53%
Augustine
47%
Jürgen Moltmann
47%
John Calvin
47%
Jonathan Edwards
47%
Martin Luther
40%
Paul Tillich
27%


Not too bad a match for me.

tinythinker said...

Well, it depends on how they weighed the questions. I think some options may have had some implied connotations beyond just the literal statement being made. For example, maybe he agreed with me on some question I see as having little relevance but was central to some other major theme of his. I mean with that limited number of questions there is bound to be some arbitrary similarity, which is probably why you had Calvin so high on your first list. For example, Hitler and I may have both liked ice cream as kids, but that doesn't say anything about our views on the problems afflicting Germany after its defeat in the first World War.

Jeff Carter said...

What, no Pannenberg?

Glad I found this site. If you like Tillich better than Calvin, I may have found kindred spirits.

J.L. Hinman said...

Calvin is my arche nemesis. Tillich is one of my favorites. I like Pannenberg too, but I guess I don't use as many of his buzz words. Or the best doesn't know about him.

glad to meet you. Are you the one who was arguing with Loftus on DC? I was trying to find your email to contract you.

welcome to the group. I have messages too and we have a really good community with smart atheists and smart Christians. just look for the link on the blog.

Jeff Carter said...

Yes. I am Sophie's Ladder. I've already linked your blog to my roll, and I'm exploring the links on your roll. I am looking forward to meeting the entire group.

I have learned a lot from Tillich's Systematic Theology, but I actually like his sermons (The New Being, The Shaking of the Foundations, The Eternal Now) better. I take from each philosopher / theologian what I like and leave the rest. I try to follow the Spirit wherever it leads.e

J.L. Hinman said...

good I look forward to seeing you on the board.

how about that character assassination by the DC crowd. Man those guys are shameful. they are just propagandists.

Jeff Carter said...

Like I told Loftus, they begin the ad hominem attacks when they know they can't refute you. That's rational discourse?

ZAROVE said...

Your just sayign that because your a stupid Christian who doens't know anything cos your irraitonal andbeleiv ein giant magic sky men.

(This is sarcasm.)

J.L. Hinman said...

Your just sayign that because your a stupid Christian who doens't know anything cos your irraitonal andbeleiv ein giant magic sky men.

(This is sarcasm.)

yea, I got that.