Why am I always Calvin?

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There's one of those fill-in-the-dots quizzes out there to see which theologian one's most like. I can't say the Calvin result shocked me, so long as its taken with a grain of salt. After all, I doubt he would have liked me.

Oddly enough, I find it rather affirming for given Universalist (and Unitarian) origins, I would have to skew Reformed or Anabaptist. And I know which side of the theological toast my bread is buttered on.

The Genevan side, of course.

You scored as John Calvin. Much of what is now called Calvinism had more to do with his followers than Calvin himself, and so you may or may not be committed to TULIP, though God's sovereignty is all important.

John Calvin
 
80%
Anselm
 
60%
Martin Luther
 
53%
Karl Barth
 
53%
Jürgen Moltmann
 
47%
Paul Tillich
 
33%
Friedrich Schleiermacher
 
33%
Jonathan Edwards
 
20%
Augustine
 
20%
Charles Finney
 
7%

Which theologian are you?
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6 Replies to “Why am I always Calvin?”

  1. Yeah, I was Tillich, too — 67% — with a good dose of Moltmann. But I kept thinking as I took the quiz that I don’t care enough about some of the questions. Perhaps I let my ultimate commitment down: I may have taken the quiz in a fit of indifference.

  2. I also got Paulus, 89%. Moltmann was in the 70s too. But I think I have a dreaded seminarian disease where I use the language of whichever theologian I have studied in depth most recently.

  3. God help me, or “Ground of Being” help me! I got Tillich too with a close second Schleiermacher. As for the Rev. Wells, anyone who likes wearing those bands in the pulpit should not be surprised that Calvin is his man.

  4. They gave the edge to Moltmann. However he was in a dead heat with Schliermacher and Calvin (all at 73%). It turns out I have very little in common with Jonathan Edwards…

  5. Moltmann! With Fred and Paul very close behind. It would be very hard to go through Wesley and not have some Moltmann stick to your ribs I suppose.

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