I recently came across an internet quiz entitled “Which Theologian are You?” You answer thirty theological questions, answering each on a six-division scale progressing from “disagree” to “agree”, and then submit your answers. In response, the quiz matches up your theology (by percentage) with that of ten influential Christians from throughout history, ranking them from one to ten, and tells you a bit about the theologian you match most closely with.
I match up 67% with Charles Finney, the noted Presbyterian revivalist and Joseph Smith’s contemporary in upstate New York, but Anselm is close behind at 60%. Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century Puritan preacher and theologian, came in last with only a 13% match. I am curious to see what others’ matches are. If you take the quiz, please leave a comment telling who your first and last matches were. I’m interested in how Latter-day Saints situate their theology in relation to other Christian denominations’ theologians, and what that reveals about the notion of a “Mormon Theology” or lack thereof.