Saturday, February 25, 2006

Eschatology quiz site

Well, this is fun. There's a site called What's your eschatology?, where you can find out where you stand eschatologically. I have some real arguments with forms of the questions; I think I answered in a sense not meant by the designer. But I did say "fun," not "inerrant analytical tool, right? (H-T PietyHill Press.)

So, this (they say) is me:

You scored as Premillenialist. Premillenialism believes that there will be a rapture and tribulation before Jesus returns and overthrows the antichrist and establishes his Kingdom. Current events are spoken of in scripture.

Premillenialist

100%

Left Behind

75%

Dispensationalist

75%

Amillenialist

65%

Moltmannian Eschatology

60%

Preterist

40%

Postmillenialist

35%

What's your eschatology?
created with QuizFarm.com


(Mmm... really have to work on bringing down those Amill, Moltmannian, Preterist, and Postmill scores!)

NOTE: I had to adjust the width of the display, or it torqued out this page. If you do it, be warned to change width from 600 to 300.

12 comments:

Bo Salisbury said...

Glad you enjoyed it... yeah, the reference to Jurgen Moltmann and his upbeat eschatology is sort of odd... I suppose it was the preterist leaning answers I gave that tipped the QuizFarm dial towards the "optimistic" zone, but that's definitely not my outlook. I'm a confirmed futurist and not banking on a golden age... I just happen to think it was normal for God to come in judgment in the past, as well as in the present and the big one coming down the pike. Decidedly amoltmannian.

Oh, and have a nice day :-)

lee n. field said...

You scored as Amillenialist.

Amillenialist 90%
Moltmannian Eschatology 75%
Preterist 65%
Postmillenialist 55%
Premillenialist 50%
Dispensationalist 35%
Left Behind 25%


What is Moltmannian eschatology?

DJP said...

lee -- What is Moltmannian eschatology?

I don't know, bro -- but you've got it bad!

(c;

DJP said...

More seriously, here is that site's definition:

"Jürgen Moltmann is one of the key eschatological thinkers of the 20th Century. Eschatology is not only about heaven and hell, but God's plan to make all things new. This should spur us on to political and social action in the present."

gods.geek said...

Premillenialist 60%
Amillenialist 55%
Postmillenialist 45%
Left Behind 35%
Preterist 30%
Dispensationalist 20%
Moltmannian Eschatology 15%

Clearly I am quite confused eschatologically speaking :-)

DJP said...

That, or you can get along with just about everybody. Or equally tick everyone off! (c;

What's puzzling me is the 35% Left Behind, over 20% Dispensationalist. How does that happen?!

Bo Salisbury said...

Jurgen Moltmann is a modern experimental theologian... Tubingen... he's kinda hard to keep up on, especially for a guy like me, who is pretty much a dullard and not real interested in speculation.

Anyway, he was a German soldier, captured at the end of WWII and saw his buddies breaking down in the POW camp. The YMCA came through with Bibles and he started reading it and got saved. After his discharge, he began studying with Karl Barth and was pretty much neo-orthodox. However, he parted with Barth and ended up with Wolfhart Pannenberg... got more Evangelical (I think).

Cut to the chase... he became professor of Systematic Theology and developed a "theology of hope." It's his unique view, but it would look, smell and sound a lot like post-millennialism... sort of a "realized eschatology" in which Christ is reigning and things are lookin' up. So, he is naturally pretty ecumenical.

Now, as to why he gets highlighted on the quiz, I have no clue except that his theology books were hugely popular in the '90s and you can find them all over in used bookstores... my guess is that your average liberal arts type was exposed to him and thought he was a good marker. If you answered questions on the quizz in any sort of a preterist fashion, I suppose that triggered the Moltmannian thing.

There, now was that confusing enough :-)

Bo
PietyHill Press

Chris said...

Yikes, I got moltmannian too.

Well, at least my Left Behind score is lower than Dan's.

Preterist 55%
Moltmannian 50%
Amillenialist 50%
Left Behind 25%
Premillenialist 25%
Postmillenialist 25%
Dispensationalist 20%

DJP said...

Chris, it doesn't mean I'll actually be "left behind."

I don't think....

Screaming Pirate said...

I got your premilenialsim right here
Premillenialist 80%
Left Behind 65%
Postmillenialist 50%
Dispensationalist 50%
Moltmannian Eschatology 35%
Amillenialist 30%
Preterist 25%

only 65% of me got "left behind", Ill be honest i am not a fan of the books. Oh and just an interesting fact. I did not know some one could believe in amillenialism (or for that fact what it is) till a couple of years ago me and my nieve nature. but i must say if there is any where i am open to changing it is here. But i still doubt i am going to change.

Student of History said...

Wow, am I your only commenting reader who is radically different? Hey, and I enjoy your blog too! (And I credit you when credit is due on my own blog - not some "other" name!) :+)

Amillenialist 90%
Preterist 70%
Moltmannian Eschatology 60%
Postmillenialist 50%
Left Behind 30%
Premillenialist 20%
Dispensationalist 5%

Warmly,
Kate

VERITAS said...

I Scored as Moltmannian Eschatology

Jürgen Moltmann is one of the key eschatological thinkers of the 20th Century. Eschatology is not only about heaven and hell, but God's plan to make all things new. This should spur us on to political and social action in the present.

Amillenialist - 100%
Moltmannian Eschatology - 100%
Preterist - 90%
Postmillenialist - 65%
Premillenialist - 30%
Left Behind - 10%
Dispensationalist - 0%

I used to own preterism.com (before it was hijacked by the Hymenaeans) so I don't know how I scored in the premill/dispy categories at all! The questions just weren't worded very well and the author SvenSvenSven must have been influenced by Moltmann (whom I've NEVER heard of!).

Calvinistic Dispies. Who would have thunk it?!?