Theologian Valentines

A few years ago, I saw some hilarious Valentines based on dictators. And I thought, I should totally do that with famous theologians! (Because, you know, that’s how my brain works.) So here you go!

Also, if you don’t present the Calvin valentine with a bouquet of tulips, you are missing out on a prime pun opportunity. Just sayin’.

Theologians

Disclaimer: I have the greatest respect for all of these folks from church history and their contribution to the faith. I also think they might have found these amusing.

 

Any alternate caption ideas or ideas for theologians who aren’t featured?

86 comments

  1. Saint Athanasius (296–373 AD):

    “My word of love’s
    here spelled for you—
    in carnations.”

    Cf. “On the Incarnation of the Word,” ca 360 AD.

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    Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274 AD):

    “My Summa: Thee I Logically Adore.”

    Cf. “Summa Theologica”

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    Friederic Schleiermacher:

    Though I’m shyer, I’m no liar.
    ‘Tis thee in faith, ’tis thee I need
    in absolute dependency!

    Cf. “The Christian Faith,” 1821
    “Religion is a feeling of absolute dependency.”

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    Karl Barth (1886–1968)

    “I’m dogmatic: I’m your lover!
    All is totally no, no other.”

    Cf. “Church Dogmatics,”
    and the 1930s essay “Nein!” (No!)
    “God is ‘aliter totaliter,'” “wholly other.”

  2. Letty Russell, Emilile Townes, Bev Harrison, and a host of other Feminist/Womanist Liberation Theologians: “Love frees! And love wins!”

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