22 septiembre 2006

Not that I really understand what this means or if it's true, but...

You scored as Anselm. Anselm is the outstanding
theologian of the medieval period. He sees man's
primary problem as having failed to render unto
God what we owe him, so God becomes man in Christ
and gives God what he is due. You should read 'Cur
Deus Homo?'



Karl Barth


Martin Luther


Jonathan Edwards


Charles Finney


Friedrich Schleiermacher




John Calvin




Paul Tillich


Which theologian are you?
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Blogger axegrinder said...


Forget "Cur Deus Homo" for now and read St. Athanasius "On the Incarnation" and TF Torrance "The Mediation of Christ" and "Preaching Christ Today." All three are brief.

The primary problem is not that we have failed to render to God what was due. That is a very stilted view of our fall.

Those surveys are specious. That particular one does not have enough options. There is nothing from an Eastern perspective, and Augustine is the only Patristic option. Where's Wesley?


lunes, 25 septiembre, 2006  
Blogger berekkah said...

i will put them on the "books to read, was I ever to become educated" list. (it's a very prestigious compilation.)

meditating on "primary problem"... would you agree that it would be outright, proactive REBELLION, instead of just negligence/ "failure"?

re: those surveys. i will be the first in line to take one of your non-specious, option-ful, well-balanced line of surveys. :-)until then, I must content myself with less profitable means of procrastination.

lunes, 25 septiembre, 2006  
Blogger axegrinder said...


There is no primary problem. There is a pantheon of problems: death, deception, rebellion/ disobedience/ pride, depravity, non-being.

The mistake in focusing on "failure to render what is due" is not passivity but oversimplification.

The atonement is about a lot of things, not just payment of debt (if it is about that at all).

This is why recapitulation should be our over-arching theme when discussing the atonement. Jesus redid human history. Everywhere that Adam, Israel and mankind messed up, Christ did it right, restored it, healed it.

Recapitulation encompasses all the theories of the atonement: moral example, Christus Victor, penal substitution, therapeutic, and whatever others there are.

BTW, far be it from me to take forms of procrastination away from you. I started my blog, in part, as a way to procrastinate on writing my thesis. My concern with this particular survey was that it would limit the theological options in your mind, which would be a darn shame.

Make a habit of reading


It is THE best blog I read. It will do you good to read over your head, as it is doing the same for me.


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