Surprise, Surprise

By Tim Butler | Posted at 12:08 AM

Is this any surprise at all? Eduardo posted his results to a “which theologian are you?” quiz.

You scored as Karl Barth. The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology.



Karl Barth


John Calvin


Paul Tillich


Martin Luther




Friedrich Schleiermacher


Jonathan Edwards


J?rgen Moltmann


Charles Finney


Which theologian are you?
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Unsurprisingly, I am most likely my friend Karl… Karl Barth, that is. Perhaps a bit more surprising to me is that St. Anselm was tied with Barth for being the most like me — it offered a tie breaker round in which I could choose between “Man's main sin is failing to give to God the obedience that we owe him” or “All Christian theology must begin with the revelation of Christ.” Given that I selected the later, I was affirmed as a true Barthian according to Quizfarm.

Beyond Anselm and Barth, I find it unsurprising that John Calvin is third on the list, given some of my clearly Calvinist/Reformed answers. It is more surprising that Tillich comes up next, although I did not completely deny the Tillichian questions; Luther and Augustine also make sense as being over fifty percent like me. I'm a bit surprised I wasn't more like Jonathan Edwards, although I did not make the hell and brimstone questions top priority among my answers, despite my agreement with them.

Which theologian are you? Post your results in the comments section.

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