Thursday, June 16, 2005

My theology - scientifically evaluated

Thanks to Andrew Jones for the link to this 100% accurate Theological World View Tester.

I came out as "neo-orthodox", which is reassuring, isn't it? I'm a bit worried that "Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan" comes up as my second highest score. Need to work on that...

My detailed results were as follows:

Neo orthodox


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan




Roman Catholic


Classical Liberal




Reformed Evangelical


Modern Liberal





At 6/16/2005 9:54 AM, Anonymous Howard said...

I am a whole 7% LESS fundamentalist than you, which kind of worries me now.

At 6/16/2005 2:15 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I got RC, then Neo-Orthodox, then Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan.

But, can someone explain to me just what Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan is???


At 6/16/2005 2:49 PM, Blogger John H said...

Hmm, I got:

Emergent/Postmodern 82%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 54%
Neo orthodox 43%
Classical Liberal 39%
Roman Catholic 39%
Modern Liberal 36%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 29%
Reformed Evangelical 21%
Fundamentalist 14%

I don't suppose the first score is a shocker, but like you I worry about the high "Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan" score. And, quelle horreur, I am a whole 5% more Fundamentalist than you are!

At 6/16/2005 4:25 PM, Blogger Laura said...

The deciding question pegged me as evangelical holiness/wesleyan (a fair assessment), but I for one was a bit surprised about neo-orthodox. Not dismayed, just surprised. The other rankings make sense. I'm gonna read Barth and see what's up.

Oh, and in response to mark, "I scored as evangelical holiness/wesleyan and I'm not sure what it is either. Go figure.

Neo orthodox 68%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 68%
Emergent/Postmodern 61%
Fundamentalist 54%
Reformed Evangelical 46%
Roman Catholic 39%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 32%
Classical Liberal 29%
Modern Liberal 14%

At 6/16/2005 6:11 PM, Blogger Paul Roberts said...

Laura: it's going to be a long night reading Barth - his church dogmatics take up a good 20 inches of bookshelf space! My guess is that anyone who puts Christ (rather than the Bible) as God's revelation, and says the Trinity is v. important is going to up their Neo-orthodox rating.

I *think* Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan kicks in if we say holiness is important, and if we think it's possible to lose our salvation. Of course, Wesley said this because he was really a high-Anglican! Or it may have been because of a pietistic streak in our answers (again, Wesley was influenced by the Moravians).

At 6/17/2005 9:59 AM, Anonymous Dave Faulkner said...

Well I did come out as Wesleyan, as a Methodist should: see here. Wesley was only high church to a point: his Arminianism comes from there but that becomes his opposition to the Calvinism of Whitfield. (In other ways he isn't high church, e.g., on ordination, and we have to live with that to this day with Anglican refusal to recognise Methodist ordination and confirmation.) Losing your salvation is an opposition to cheap grace derived from Calvinist determinism. Wesley said Methodism was 'raised up to spread scriptural holiness through the land' and also said 'There is no holiness except social holiness'. He makes this a fundamental expectation of his followers, leading to his controversial doctrine of Christian perfection, which for all its difficulties constitutes what one theologian called 'an optimism of grace'. Surely social holines and optimism about grace are things to celebrate, not get worried about?

At 6/25/2005 4:54 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

Gayle and Jenny Brown are 89% Emergent/Post-Modern.

We're quite pleased with that score.



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