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Who Said That?

"I even have to confess that if I ever get to heaven, I would first of all seek out Mozart and only then inquire after Augustine, St. Thomas, Luther, Calvin and Schleiermacher."

You know the drill!  Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Answer to follow in one week.

Reader Comments (21)

Whoever said that is rather confused if he's confident that Schleiermacher is going to be in heaven! I hope he is, for his sake, but I won't be betting on it!
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAerodynamicPenguin
This one has me stumped. It's the reference to "St. Thomas" which I presume is Aquinas not the apostle.

I thought Karl Barth but then didn't he react against Schleiermacher?

It's also someone without much assurance - "If I get to heaven." I used to talk like that when I was a liberal so I guess it's someone who considers themselves "Reformed" but not confessionally so.

Walter Brueggemann?
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhil B
Apparently someone who never heard Bach or Handel.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStan McCullars
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
Steven Curtis Chapman? didnt he write that song about de soto or whoever?
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMerritt
Only Herr Barth!
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle
Professor Ken Samples though I don't think he has ever stated that he like Mozart. Most likely he would like to meet John Lennon of the Beatles so I well have to go with Karl Barth.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertiminator
I have no idea, but as we are invited to guess... my wild guess is Robert H. Schuller.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike Iliff
Pope John Paul II?
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Priestap
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraaron
It's Karl Barth . . . Mozart is the dead give away; and just because he "reacted" toward Schleiermacher, didn't mean that he didn't still respect him.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBobby Grow
Now that is an interesting quote- someone with some musical ability or deep interest in music who thought philosophically and theological about the major questions of reality. With the inclusion of Schleiermacher he has to be born in the late 1800's or after. He must of had an attraction to the sometimes rather bizarre and ridiculous behavior of the brilliant Mozart to put him above Luther, Calvin and Augustine. Some thoughts passing through my head are Kierkegaard, Francis Schaeffer (highly doubtful), Barth. Do not think it was Nietzsche because he was repulsed by Calvin, Luther and Augustine and was a huge ego maniac who would probably think of Mozart as trite and frivolous. Some modern renaissance man but do not know who.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y
Barth. At least the guy liked good music.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRichard
The guy who does the Doseki (sp?) commercials- "the most interesting man in the world"- "aliens want to probe him" "Dolphins are attracted to him when he swims in the ocean"
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y
Karl Barth
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
I thought for a second that I would be the only one to guess correctly, but as I scrolled down I saw that a few guessed it. Karl Barth is the man. It's from a little book he wrote commemorating Mozart.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Carr
Merritt wrote

Steven Curtis Chapman? didnt he write that song about de soto or whoever?

Steven Curtis wrote a song called "Burn the Ships" and in it mentioned Cortez. It is on the "Heaven in the Real World" record.
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul C. Quillman
Definitely Pope Benedict
February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterConor

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