Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Well, it beats the hell out of being Maureen Dowd...

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%

Friedrich Schleiermacher

53%

Charles Finney

47%

John Calvin

27%

Jürgen Moltmann

27%

Augustine

27%

Anselm

20%

Martin Luther

13%

Jonathan Edwards

13%

Karl Barth

7%

Which theologian are you?
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8 comments:

Paul Wilczynski said...

Me too :)

That was a tough survey for a non-Christian, though.

Oversoul said...

Wow, I'm also a Tillichian.

Not surprising though...

Chalicechick said...

As he's the least theistic and one of the least traditionally Christian on the list, it doesn't surprise me that he ranks highly for lots of UUs.

CC

fausto said...

I'm Tillich (60%), then Finney, then Calvin, then Schleiermacher.

I was surprised. From the available choices I would have predicted Schleiermacher, then Tillich, with Calvin and especially Finney nowhere near the top.

I think they must be inferring different things from the answers than what they actually were asking. Like the question on divine sovereignty--a clear marker for Calvin. If you agree with Calvin that it's an important theological question you have to answer 'yes', but it never askes whether you agree with Calvin's position that God actually is an absolute sovereign. If you deny Calvin's position, that shouldn't make you Calvin.

And any list of theologians that excludes Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Pelagius, Arius, Maimonides, Spinoza, Socinus, Arminius, Bonhoeffer and Whitehead just doesn't have enough data points to constitute a statistically valid universe, IMO.

"Bah. The grapes are sour anyway," said the fox.

fausto said...

BTW, I think half Dowd, half Tillich is probably a fairly accurate description of CC.

Chalicechick said...

Fausto sucks when he's right.

CC
feeling like pouting because Tank Girl didn't come into that equation anywhere. Yet she won't as she suspects pouting is Dowdish. Is changing one's behavior because one is worried that it might be taken as being like Maureen Dowd's in itself Dowdish behavior?

Jaume said...

OK, these are my results:
You scored as Charles Finney.

You're passionate about God and love to preach the Gospel. Your theology borders on pelagianism and it is said that if God were taken out of your theology, it would look exactly the same.

Charles Finney

60%

Jürgen Moltmann

53%

Paul Tillich

53%

Karl Barth

47%

Anselm

20%

Jonathan Edwards

20%

Friedrich Schleiermacher

20%

Martin Luther

0%

John Calvin

0%

Augustine

0%

No wonder that Calvin and Augustine qualify as 0%.

Just one little question: who's that Finney guy?

Art said...

I am Schliermacher, but i agree with Fausto that the options are too limited.
Also, i wasn't sure what it meant to agree with the statements. Worse one, "God does not exist, but is rather the ground of being.'
If we identify "God" with "the ground of being" and in the samee statement, say that "God" doesn't "exist" then aren't we saying that th "ground of being" doesn't "exist."
Nobody would agree with that, except for a solipsist.