Poll Results

Here’s the results from the latest poll on Forsyth’s greatest influences. As I mentioned here, I would have loved to have added another 4-5 names but was limited to just 5. Anselm, Butler, Calvin, Nietzsche, Newman, Schopenhauer, Ritschl, Goethe, von Harnack, Ibsen, Kierkegaard, and Wagner woudl have all been worthy contenders. The inclusion of Hegel was as an anti-influence, i.e. someone Forsyth’s writings are engaging with all the time. The results were:

Luther (33%)
Goodwin (0%)
Hegel (22%)
Kant (33%)
Schleiermacher (11%)

Bit sad Goodwin got no votes. I think he deserved more than 0%, but that’s statistics for you.


  1. I agree I think that Goodwin is more important than luther for Forsyth.

    Richard McIntosh
    ps-I voted Kant

    got an essay to email you on forsyth


  2. He’s certainly a much more significant influence than has been traced. I look forward to reading your essay.


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