February 26, 2008

The Hermeneutics Quiz

ChristianityToday just released their Hermeneutics Quiz for online consumption. Scot McKnight, the author of the JesusCreed blog, created the quiz.

I scored 65 and am considered a moderate. Scot McKnight says:
The moderate hermeneutic might be seen as the voice of reason and open-mindedness. Moderates generally score between 53 to 65. Many are conservative on some issues and progressive on others. It intrigues that conservatives tend to be progressive on the same issues, while progressives tend to be conservative on the same issues. Nonetheless, moderates have a flexible hermeneutic that gives them the freedom to pick and choose on which issues they will be progressive or conservative. For that reason, moderates are more open to the charge of inconsistency. What impresses me most about moderates are the struggles they endure to render judgments on hermeneutical issues.
After you take the quiz, return here and tell me where you ranked. Do you agree with your ranking? What do you think about the quiz?


  1. Score 52

    You scored between 20 and 52, meaning you're a conservative on The Hermeneutic Scale.

    Wow. Bet you didn't think I'd land there? I'm finding I'm more fundamentalist than I thought... but not in the standard evangelical form of the word. Hrm.

  2. My score was 78. I'm a progressive, which is no big surprise.

  3. I am surprised I wasn't more progressive. I guess it was just the way I answered some of the questions.

    Was anyone else a little thrown by that Hosea question?

  4. Had my pastor take it too... he was a 47! LOL.

    Not one bit... on Hosea.. actually just did a study on that.

    It does make me wonder what their thinking was behind each question... that's what makes me wonder. But hrm. No, I guess I'm not as progressive as some.