Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Quiz: Which Church Father Are You?

You’re St. Jerome!

You’re a passionate Christian, fiercely devoted to Jesus Christ and his Church. You are willing to labor long hours in the Lord’s vineyard, and you have little patience with those who are less willing or able to work as you do. Your passions often carry you into temptation zones of wrath, lust, and pride.

Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!

I  figured that I would be Justin Martyr or one of the Cappadocians. I notice that the quiz doesn’t include any of the “Church Mothers” whose writings are now being recovered.  Oh, well. The quiz is fun and briefer than most like it, so enjoy.  I will now be taking a blog break for Good Friday through Easter Sunday. See you Monday.

April 6, 2007 - Posted by | church history, humor


  1. I think those kinds of things are so cool … Here’s my result: Justin Martyr.

    You’re St. Justin Martyr!
    You have a positive and hopeful attitude toward the world. You think that nature, history, and even the pagan philosophers were often guided by God in preparation for the Advent of the Christ. You find “seeds of the Word” in unexpected places. You’re patient and willing to explain the faith to unbelievers.
    Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!


    Comment by mjtilley | April 6, 2007

  2. Michael,

    I took the quiz. Is Marcion a Church Father? 🙂 Have a glorious Easter Weekend. With that, I am…


    Comment by peter | April 6, 2007

  3. Heh. You got the same result I did, but then, some of the questions had no good answer.

    Comment by Aric Clark | April 6, 2007

  4. Hmmmm…. I come up Melito of Sardis. I took the quiz twice, with an interesting twist. If I answer that I’d prefer to change the Emperor’s mind, I’m Justin Martyr. But if I answer I’d prefer to change Augustine, Ambrose, and Rufinus’ minds (as I ultimately do, thinking it’s more important to challenge imperial theology than imperial authority), I come up Melito.

    Comment by Kerry | April 9, 2007

  5. I came up Melito of Sardis as well.

    Comment by rgillingham | April 11, 2007

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