Monday, July 26, 2004

"What Christian Theologian Are You?"

"We reject the false doctrine that the church could have permission to hand over the form of its message and of its order to whatever it itself might wish or to the vicissitudes of the prevailing ideological and political convictions of the day."
You are Karl Barth!
You like your freedom, and are pretty stubborn against authority! You don't care much for other people's opinions either. You can come up with your own fun, and often enough you have too much fun. You are pretty popular because you let people have their way, even when you have things figured out better than them.

Okay, now everyone has to take this quiz and post which theologian they are! 


Anonymous said...

" He regarded the Bible, however, not as the actual revelation of God but as only the record of that revelation. For Barth, God's sole revelation of himself is in Jesus Christ. God is the "wholly other," totally unlike mankind, who are utterly dependent on an encounter with the divine for any understanding of ultimate reality. Barth saw the task of the church as that of proclaiming the "good word" of God and as serving as the "place of encounter" between God and mankind. Barth regarded all human activity as being under the judgment of that encounter.
pia - very interesting

Anonymous said...

Well, at my mother's urging, I took the quiz and found out I'm Augustine. I'm not sure who all of the choices were, but I'm pretty happy with the result. By the way, I appreciated the shout out to Mere Discipleship:) Kelly C

Anonymous said...

I am Augustine!! Whatever that means. Apparently I like to debate and don't mind losing sleep over things. Everybody loves me, I think, because I don't really tell them they are wrong. That was a fun quiz.
Hi! My name is Ben, and I am a theologian.

Anonymous said...

Well whaddaya know, I'm Augustine as well. Don't know too much about this dude, but sounds like a thinker. Ha ha. Always thinkin' ... about food ... NC

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was Augustine, too, which is kind of a bummer, because I wanted to be different from all the other people who posted comments.

This is Mer, reminding all you theologians out there to take it easy.

ann said...

Just so you guys don't start thinking that everyone is Augustine but me, my dad was Martin Luther-- he just didn't post his results. :)