14 October 2006

Wesylean - but only just

In an idle moment this morning (or should I say "a moment used for procrastination"), I decdied to take Quizfarm's "What is your theological worldview" test. I know it's been around awhile, but I've never done it.

I got a "tie-breaker" question. I had to choose between two statements: 1) "Karl Barth's theology is hugely important" and 2) "God's grace enables us to respond to him". Sorry, Karl, but God's grace wins every time!

I'm not at all surprised at being "Holiness/Weslyean". I'm gobsmacked I was almost neo-orthodox! The low scores all seem very true. No way am I fundamentalist and I'm absolutely not surprised to be only a little Reformed and only a little Charismatic.

You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

82%

Neo orthodox

82%

Emergent/Postmodern

79%

Roman Catholic

64%

Modern Liberal

43%

Classical Liberal

43%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

39%

Reformed Evangelical

36%

Fundamentalist

4%


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8 comments:

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Well, Neoorthodox and Wesleyan aren't contradictory. In addition to Stanley Hauerwas, such people as Albert Outler come quickly to mind.

I tend to be suspicious of Quiz farm and think that they deal too much in either/or categories.

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Where's the category for Anabaptists? Social Gospel? Liberation theology?

PamBG said...

Where's the category for Anabaptists? Social Gospel? Liberation theology?

Um, I think we need to take this a bit light-heartedly! :-)

Yes, they do deal too much in "either-or" categories, which is what makes it hard to choose sometimes. Actually if I think about the categories they chose and the way that they presented the questions, it's not surprising that I came out so close to neo-orthodox (although fancy choosing Karl Barth's theology over God's grace!)

I suspect I'd come out quite high on an Anabaptist score - my positive views of infant baptism notwithstanding.

Just as a "PS", if you are still reading, Michael - I'm going to be attending a Methodist / Anabaptist conference here in the UK on the 4th of November. It's the first such conference and an attempt to build links between the two traditions. I'm excited about it because I'm expecting to feel "at home" for the first time (maybe that's not such a good thing, though!)

DaveW said...

"You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists."

I should print that out for your probationers committee, should impress them no end :-)

PamBG said...

Dave - who knows what evil lurks in the minds of probationers' committees! ;-)

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

"I'm going to be attending a Methodist / Anabaptist conference here in the UK on the 4th of November. '

Cool.

Sally said...

me too Pam... our results were surprisingly similar :)

PamBG said...

Sally, at least you were more "emerging church" than I! Whew! ;-)