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What is your model of the church? [Dulles]

QuizFarm.com :: What is your model of the church? [Dulles]: "You scored as Servant Model.

Your model of the church is Servant. The mission of the church is to serve others, to challenge unjust structures, and to live the preferential option for the poor. This model could be complemented by other models that focus more on the unique person of Jesus Christ.

Servant Model
83%

Mystical Communion Model
78%

Sacrament model
78%

Herald Model
50%

Institutional Model
33%"

8 comments:

ChrisOw said...

Why not take the quiz yourself?

Here is some info about Avery Dulles:

Avery Dulles' Models of the Church

It can be seen that a theology of Church has emerged that reflects definite changes in political, social, philosophical and religious thinking. An American Jesuit theologian, Avery Dulles, has tried to present some evaluation of prominent "models" in ecclesiology (Models of the Church, 2nd Edition, Dublin: Gill and MacMillan, 1988).

In his text Dulles outlines some of the historical and theological "images" of Church that had developed in the past two thousand years of its history.

http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/staffhome/yukoszarycz/ecc/CHAP3.HTML

ChrisOw said...

Dulles has an interesting conversion story which can be read here

ChrisOw said...

A good resource on Ecclesiology can be found here

Br Lawrence, O.P. said...

Chris, I did not see you with that emphasis... interesting. I came up 'Mystical Communion', which was quite expected given by ressourcement theological leanings! It's a good quiz though, although some of the questions seem oddly phrased... Definitely worth a go, and then of course read the book, which is a classic in Ecclesiology.

John Goh said...

this is my result. I think its rather accurate :) Quite pleased.

You scored as Sacrament model. Your model of the church is Sacrament. The church is the effective sign of the revelation that is the person of Jesus Christ. Christians are transformed by Christ and then become a beacon of Christ wherever they go. This model has a remarkable capacity for integrating other models of the church.

Sacrament model

100%
Institutional Model

67%
Mystical Communion Model

61%
Servant Model

56%
Herald Model
45%

mochi said...

*lol*

consequences of a jesuit education: i suscribe to the servant model.

Your model of the church is Servant. The mission of the church is to serve others, to challenge unjust structures, and to live the preferential option for the poor. This model could be complemented by other models that focus more on the unique person of Jesus Christ.

although, seeing how those jesuits live (on my college campus), i'm not so certain their theology is always epitomized in their lifestyle.

=)

greg tan said...

here's my take:

Mystical Communion Model 100%
Sacrament model 100%
Servant Model 83%
Herald Model 83%
Institutional Model 17%

Deep Furrows said...

Nice summary of Dulles