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June 12, 2005



You and I both had Barth and Anselm in our top three. What does that mean?

Dr. Mike Kear

I noticed that both Bruce and myself are Jurgen Moltmann. And you've got a pretty good dose of Moltmann, too.

As I neared the end of the test I found myself wishing there were more questions. Good grief, am I ever a geek.




I was Moltmann followed by Schliermacher. How I don't know. I've never read Schliermacher, and as my understanding of liberal theology is such that the essence is more important than the symbol or story, two things I'm unwilling to surrender. One person mentioned I may have emphasized feeling in my response. Sure. Feeling is important to me. Give me Wesley then. I wanted to know where Aquinas, LaCugna, Johnson, or Soelle were?

Alice Clay

I scored 73% Anselm, 53% Moltmann, and um..it just gets weirder from there...


Moltman 80%; everyone else less than fifty. Just goes to show that ultimately theology is just a means to asserting a good ethic.


Moltmann 67%. Anselm 67%. Barth 60%. Not surprising, given that I've been reading a lot of Moltmann lately. I've never read Anselm and have read little of Barth, though his influence is obvious in Moltmann and Bonhoeffer, two of my favorites.

Scott Jones

I was over 90% Moltmann.

Resident Atheist

That's kinda fun...I was 40% Tillich, 35% Schleiermacher and about 15% Moltmann; the rest were zero. Kinda figures, I guess.


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.

Jürgen Moltmann 67%
Anselm 60%
Karl Barth 60%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 60%
John Calvin 53%
Augustine 47%
Charles Finney 40%
Paul Tillich 33%
Martin Luther 20%
Jonathan Edwards 13%

I was hoping I would be closer to Martin Luther King Jr. or a James Cone. So much for hopin.

Scott Jones

yeah, the quiz was most deficient in not having anyone from liberation thought (of any stripe) or anyone representing the Yoder/McClendon/Hauerwas line of thought.

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