Monday, June 23, 2008

Scott McKnight's Hermeneutics Quiz

Long ago and far away at Trintiy Bible College, on the windswept praries of North Dakota, Hermeneutics was my favorite class...taught by Dr. James Hernando...and I got a B and I was not happy about it...and...well:

Here is a quiz that might shed a bit of light on your view of scriptural interpretation. I scored a 56 which puts me in the "moderate" camp.

No surprise! Middle of the road....on everything...to a fault...that's me. I have no idea if that is good or bad.

6 comments:

Ivy said...

Our scores were the same--so moderate it is.

Singing Owl said...

Another Ivy! Thank you for stopping by. And Lutherans are expected to be moderate. Pentecostals are assumed to be part of the religious right conservative bunch. ;-) Oh well, it is my latent Lutheran coming out again perhaps. That's what I call the me that loves candles, stained glass, and pipe organs. LOL! And btw, I love your blog title!

Iris said...

I scored 45 -- conservative it is (but with moderate understanding in some issues). Very interesting. Thank you for this.

Ivy said...

I remember thinking you had liturgical tendencies when I read your FOH posts. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Peace.

truth said...

I scored a 52, it said I fall on the conservative side. Interesting! (I thought I'd fall farther on the conservative side, though.)

Grady said...

Just took the quiz - got a 44, but found the questions poorly worded, and was sometimes pushed into an answer that didn't really reflect my views (i.e. Capital punishment: good because the OT commanded it or bad because we are no longer under the law - but I think there is a strong place for it, just not biblically-based) ...
I would tend to think of myself as fairly conservative, so it does reflect that correctly. In some ways, however, I am quite progressive in that I believe in inspiration and inerrancy, but I also believe that the inspired and inerrant Word was written by men who lived in a culture, and that understanding that culture is important to knowing what was truly being written ... my understanding of words written 2 -3 thousand years ago is not guaranteed to be inerrant!