Thursday, January 26, 2006


William Lane Craig once gave this quiz to a college audience. It was his opinion that any mature Christian should be able to identify the following:
  1. Augustine
  2. Council of Nicea
  3. two natures united in one person
  4. Trinity
  5. Thomas Aquinas
  6. pantheism
  7. Reformation
  8. Martin Luther
  9. substitutionary atonement
  10. Enlightenment

How did you score?


Anonymous Joel said...

I can identify all 10; though, I would be reticent to take that information as an indication of my maturity as a Christian.

10:14 PM  
Blogger chris said...

I'll put it this way: knowing these things is not sufficient for maturity, but it may be necessary.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact, it doesn't make me a Christian at all, let alone a mature one. ;)


8:52 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

Im confident that neither Craig nor Chris intended to insinuate that one's ability to identify these ten items is some conclusive indication of one's Christian maturity. I am inclined to agree with Chris, however, that mature Christians should in fact possess such knowledge.
No one would argue that just because one is familiar with modus ponens they are necessarily a sharp lagician, but one would be willing to argue that any sharp lagician is familiar with modus ponens.

Nice blog, Chris.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous joel said...

I was attempting to be self-depricating. Apparently, it was a clumsy attempt. In no way did I think Chris was suggesting knowledge of those 10 items was a litmus test for identifying a mature Christian.

7:13 PM  

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