01 March 2008

Hermeneutics Quiz

Hhmm...I scored a 49 on the Hermeneutics quiz which puts me in the conservative bracket. The definition, according to the authors of the quiz is: ...the conservative hermeneutic group scores 52 or lower. The strength of this view is its emphasis on the authority, ongoing and normative authority, of all of Scripture. It tends to operate with the line many of us learned in Sunday school: "If the Bible says it, that settles it." Such persons let the Bible challenge them with full force. Literal readings lead to rather literal applications. Most of the time. I can live with that. Its difficult for anyone to fall into one bracket but I think I'd rather be tied to being a conservative in this case rather than falling in with one of the other two. Take the quiz and see where your leanings are.

8 comments:

Jason said...

Amazing I scored a 49 also. I picked quite a few falls between 1 & 3 as my answer. Some 1's and 1- 4 which answer is falls somewhere between 3 & 5.

None of what I just said make any since unless you take the quiz.

ReformedChristian said...

I took the quizz yesterday and I got 42. For the most part I was 1's but I had one 5! (which was more questioning their hermeneutics than my conservativeness).

Shalom
Stephen

Steve Scott said...

Hello, RR. I found your site through Jason's pub. I took the quiz and scored 54. I take these quizzes for fun, but find that they say more about the author's limitations than about what I believe. As an example, the questions on capital punishment, adultery and sabbath don't even contain an answer I can give, so a five here or there may have shot my score up.

Anyway, all my churches have held to Reformed theology of one kind or another, am an armchair theologian, I like beer (especially Guiness), am an amateur player of the guitar, like the blues and rock, but sorry to say I'm not Scottish, even though that is my name. I'll be reading your blog material.

Reformed Renegade said...

Hey Steve, Thanks for stopping by. If you're not Scottish then....?

I agree those quizes do have the bias of the author. Nevertheless, they are interesting and get one thinking about the issues.

Steve Scott said...

Oh, I left out my ancestry. I am a European mutt consisting of [German] Swiss (1/4), then English, Irish, German, Swedish and pre-Soviet Lithuanian. My family name is only two generations old, as my paternal grandfather changed his family name from Hampton to Scott (his middle name).

Reformed Renegade said...

Its nice to know when you're in agreement with your wife. Mrs. Renegade scored a 44. Very good - She's a keeper!

ReformedChristian said...

As a Brit, it always makes me laugh that Americans can tell you their genetic make up down to 1/16th cheokee Indian. Joy is half Hawaian (Filipino), part German, part English etc. :-) Our children will be even worse.
Shalom
Stephen

Reformed Renegade said...

I guess I can see the humor in that, RC. However, unlike other folks in other countries, no one here is an "American" and many of us still have close ties to our ancestry that is important to us. I'm 1/2 French and 1/2 Scottish. My wife is German, Dutch, Irish and English. But then there's probably more people I know now that could really care less and some whose family history is so splintered that their family name has nothing to do with their true ethnicity. So, you are 100% English then?