what’s your theological worldview?

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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

86%

Neo orthodox

75%

Emergent/Postmodern

68%

Classical Liberal

54%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

54%

Reformed Evangelical

46%

Roman Catholic

39%

Fundamentalist

36%

Modern Liberal

14%

What's your theological worldview?
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This seems about right. However, I’m not sure how they would categorize Emerging, nor do I know exactly what they mean by neo-Orthodox. If this relates to the mid-20th century movement which included such folks as the various Niebuhrs, then I would protest, as I have little in common. Maybe my answer that Barth is theologically important was taken as saying I’m in perfect agreement.

My impression is that Emerging is not necessarily a theological as much as a liturgical approach, with the specific theological questions bringing different answers if you could get such folks to answer these kinds of questions.

For instance, on more than a few I would qualify my answer if given the chance. I also think they may over-emphasize the Holiness aspect of Wesleyan theology while de-emphasizing the reality that Wesley was a significant social reformer. Thus agreement with social action isn’t necessarily a sign one goes right into the “liberal” category, even if it would tend to push one out of the Fundamentalist category.

Ah well, we can’t expect too much from such a wee quiz. We are given our box, and that’s about it.

2 Responses to “what’s your theological worldview?”

  1. Scaliant Says:

    I would identify “neo-Orthodox” with a Barthian perspective. I may be wrong, though.

  2. Patrick Says:

    Yeah, I just updated the post to reflect this. I think you’re right, though I wasn’t aware neo-orthodox is really a substantial category these days.

    Most of the other questions on the quiz I could tell what tradition they were getting at, but I’m not sure what got me high on the neo-Orthodox side.

    I suspect it’s more a case of my paying too much attention to this particular quiz.