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Reading Theology

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What kinds of theological books interest you?

What faith tradition/denomination are you?

37% (6) Catholic
12% (2) Eastern Orthodox
6% (1) Anglican/Episcopalian
0% (0) Methodist
0% (0) Presbyterian
0% (0) Lutheran
0% (0) Baptist
0% (0) Pentecostal
12% (2) Nondenominational Christian
12% (2) Other
18% (3) Atheist/Nonbeliever

16 voters have answered this question.

Which area of theology do you enjoy the most?

12% (2) Christology
18% (3) Ecclesiology
12% (2) Soteriology
6% (1) Moral Theology
0% (0) Missiology
0% (0) Fundamental Theology
0% (0) Apologetics
6% (1) Scripture Studies
31% (5) Historical Studies
12% (2) Not Sure/Other

16 voters have answered this question.

Which period of Church history would you be most interested in studying?

60% (9) Early Church to 1000 A.D.
6% (1) Middle Ages
26% (4) Reformation and Counter Reformation
0% (0) Enlightenment
0% (0) 19th century
6% (1) 20th century

15 voters have answered this question.

Which theologians have you read?

14% (2) Karl Barth
21% (3) Paul Tillich
21% (3) Dietrich Bonhoeffer
7% (1) Wolfhart Pannenberg
7% (1) Jurgen Moltmann
7% (1) J I Packer
14% (2) R C Sproul
7% (1) Carl Henry
14% (2) Karl Rahner
21% (3) Hans Urs Von Balthasar
7% (1) Henri de Lubac
7% (1) William Temple
14% (2) Teilhard de Chardin
42% (6) Hans Kung
7% (1) Rosemary Ruther
14% (2) Gustavo Gutierez
7% (1) John Walvoord
7% (1) Alistair McGrath
14% (2) Charles Spurgeon
0% (0) John Milbank
35% (5) Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
7% (1) Donald Bloesch
7% (1) Stanley Grenz
14% (2) Roger Olson
0% (0) Benjamin Warfield
14% (2) Jonathan Edwards
7% (1) Reginald Garrigou Lagrange
7% (1) Louis Bouyer
7% (1) Yves Congar
0% (0) Edward Schillebecx
7% (1) James Cone
14% (2) Wayne Grudem
7% (1) Reinhold Niebuhr
0% (0) H. Richard Niebuhr
7% (1) Anthony Hoekoma
7% (1) Matthew Fox
7% (1) Christoph Schoenborn

14 voters have answered this question.

Which protestant reformer do you find the most interesting?

80% (8) Martin Luther
10% (1) John Calvin
0% (0) Urlich Zwingli
0% (0) Martin Bucer
0% (0) Philip Malencthon
0% (0) Thomas Cranmer
10% (1) Thomas Cromwell

10 voters have answered this question.

From this list, which is your favorite of the Church fathers?

9% (1) Ignatios of Antioch
18% (2) Irenaeus
0% (0) Justin Martyr
0% (0) Tertullian
9% (1) Origen
0% (0) Clement of Alexandria
0% (0) Gregory of Nyssa
0% (0) Gregory Nazianzas
9% (1) Basil the Great
45% (5) Augustine
0% (0) Ambrose
0% (0) Jerome
0% (0) Athanasius
0% (0) Eusebius
9% (1) Maximos the Confessor
0% (0) Ephram the Syrian
0% (0) John Damescene

11 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that it is important to study philosophy in order to do theology?

64% (9) Yes, it is essential. Philosophy is the handmaid
21% (3) Yes, it is a good idea, though not essential.
7% (1) It doesn't really matter.
7% (1) No, philosophy will just corrupt one's thinking
0% (0) Not Sure

14 voters have answered this question.

Is contemporary Christianity too anti-intellectual?

46% (6) Yes, definitely
15% (2) Perhaps slightly
23% (3) No, it is fine
15% (2) No, it is too intellectual, faith should be simple
0% (0) Not sure

13 voters have answered this question.

Which tradition to you think is the least intellectual in its theology?

0% (0) Catholic
0% (0) Orthodox
0% (0) Anglican
7% (1) Lutheran
0% (0) Methodist
0% (0) Presbyterian
0% (0) Baptist
78% (11) Pentecostal
0% (0) Other
14% (2) Not Sure

14 voters have answered this question.

Which tradition tends to be the most intellectual in its theology?

64% (9) Catholic
7% (1) Orthodox
14% (2) Anglican
0% (0) Presbyterian
7% (1) Methodist
0% (0) Lutheran
0% (0) Baptist
0% (0) Pentecostal
0% (0) Other
7% (1) Not Sure

14 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that an increase in theological education among the laity would be a good thing?

84% (11) Yes
0% (0) No
15% (2) Not Sure

13 voters have answered this question.

How was this poll?

11% (2) Excellent
52% (9) Very good
23% (4) okay
0% (0) Not so Good
11% (2) Quit wasting my time!

17 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2004-04-30 18:22:00 by Melkite
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