Sunday, January 6, 2008

Jurgen Moltman?

I'm not quite sure what to make of it. I took the What Theologian Are You? quiz, and here were my results.

I don't know much about Jurgen Moltmann, but a quick read on Wikipedia suggests to me I'm okay with it. I'm a bit more distressed that I scored so high of John Calvin and so low on both Anselm and Augustine.

I must go ponder this.


Which theologian are you?
You scored as a 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

John Calvin

Friedrich Schleiermacher

Martin Luther

Paul Tillich



Charles Finney

Jonathan Edwards

Karl Barth



Amie said...

I studied one of Moltman's books in my Foundational Theology Class - God in Creation - and had to do an essay on his understanding of Imago Dei.

I did the quiz and came up as Paul Tillich. I wasn't displeased with the result.

Which theologian are you?
You scored as a 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%
Jürgen Moltmann 67%
John Calvin 60%
Karl Barth 33%
Charles Finney 20%
Anselm 20%
Friedrich Schleiermacher 13%
Jonathan Edwards 13%
Martin Luther 13%
Augustine 7%

What really surprised me was the high percentage for John Calvin considering it is the Calvin based theology that pushes my buttons. I may have to go re-think my relationship with Calvin.

Love and Prayers,
Ann Marie

Anonymous said...

Malcolm - that is an interesting combination for the top 3 results! I'd like to see Moltmann, Calvin and Schleiermacher all sit down for coffee together.

And Ann Marie - I see you picked up the Calvin bit as well. Maybe one of these days I'll have to do this quiz for fun and see what comes up...

Paul said...

Malcolm, an excellent result. I have loved everything I've read by Moltmann. Theology of Hope and all that, how can you go wrong? I cam out Moltmann too, so there is a bias here.

Tim Chesterton said...

As usual, they don't have an Anabaptist theologian on their list!