December 22, 2005
Always anxious about my shortcomings in knowledge of and practice of religion, I took this Theology quiz with some trepidation. Link via Donald Sensing, an actual man of the cloth (Methodist) who scored as an "Evangelical / Wesleyan." Here are my results:
| You scored as Classical Liberal. You are a classical liberal. You are sceptical about much of the historicity of the Bible, and the most important thing Jesus has done is to set us a good moral example that we are to follow. Doctrines like the trinity and the incarnation are speculative and not really important, and in the face of science and philosophy the surest way we can be certain about God is by our inner awareness of him. Discipleship is expressed by good moral behaviour, but inward religious feeling is most important.|
What's your theological worldview?
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For what it's worth, I think that overstates my degree of skepticism of Biblical text, and understates the importance I attach to theological doctrine. More of my answers were "somewhat agree / disagree" or "unsure" than "strongly agree / disagree." That portrait is Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834), a German Reformed minister whom, quite frankly, I had never heard of. Ha! He was a major influence on 20th Century theologian Karl Barth. Well, you learn something new every day.