Name the faces!


Just for a bit of fun, this was prompted by a question somebody asked me today. Can you name all the faces in the image at the top of this page? Apart from the last one, of course. Don’t cheat by looking at other people’s answers.

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  • Roy September 5, 2013, 7:44 pm

    In answer to your question … no.

    Here’s my start:
    A B C D
    E F G H
    I J K L

    L – The brilliant Glenn Peoples
    A – Aristotle
    B – Athanasius
    E – Calvin
    K – CS Lewis. (What does the CS stand for??)
    J – John Locke?

    Is Isaac Newton one of them too?

  • AARON September 5, 2013, 8:15 pm

    A B C D
    E F G H
    I J K L

    A – Aristotle
    B – Athanasius
    C – Al Gazali (?)
    D – Martin Luther (?)
    E – Calvin
    F – John Locke
    G – Jonathan Edwards
    H – ?
    I – Kant
    J – ?
    K – C.S. Lewis
    L – The ‘Father of Rethinking Hell,’ Glenn Peoples

  • Ross September 5, 2013, 8:24 pm

    Here is my guess

    (No idea)
    Jonathan Edwards
    C.S Lewis
    And of course the pinnacle of philosophy thus far Dr Glenn Peoples!

  • Daniel S September 5, 2013, 10:07 pm

    I only knew four. And the last one.

  • bethyada September 5, 2013, 10:23 pm

    I went thru these the other day. At the time I thought the following (though this has not changed).

    1. ? Socrates, or perhaps Peter or Paul, not certain.
    2. Athanaisius
    3. ?
    4. Luther

    Next line
    5. Calvin
    6. ?
    7. ?
    8. Newton

    9. ?
    10. ?
    11. Lewis
    12. I think I saw this mug on CrimeWatch.

    And I recognised these were in chronological order.

  • bethyada September 5, 2013, 10:25 pm

    And, though I don’t speak Latin, I presume the shield translates to something like truth and virtue.

  • James September 6, 2013, 1:25 am

    Heheh. Nice to see that my questioning has led to such a disaster. Still haven’t figured out who the two are that I asked about, but here we go:

    A) Aristotle
    B) Athanasius
    C) Who ?! Who is this ?!
    D) Martin Luther
    E) John Calvin
    F) John Locke
    G) Jonathan Edwards
    H) Isaac Newton
    I) Immanuel Kant
    J) Whoever this is, it’s driving me crazy not knowing.
    K) C.S. Lewis
    L) Sir Not-Appearing-On-This-List

  • Nathan September 6, 2013, 2:34 am

    There has to be Acquinas in there, and Augustine.

    It’s Glenn’s who’s who of Christian philosophers with the somewhat cheeky “and me” 🙂

  • James September 6, 2013, 3:15 am


    One would think Augustine might be in there, but he’s not. Since I don’t take Glenn as much of a Thomist, I wouldn’t really expect Aquinas. I suspect the two I’m missing are relatively obscure.

  • Glenn September 6, 2013, 11:43 am

    OK OK, I can’t keep secrets for long. They are:
    FIRST LINE: Aristotle || Athanasius || Augustine (Yes, he was there. Apparently not everyone realises that he was black.) || Martin Luther
    SECOND LINE: John Calvin || John Locke || Jonathan Edwards || Isaac Newton
    THIRD LINE: Immanuel Kant || William Wilberforce (nobody got him!) || C. S. Lewis || The odd man out!

  • James September 6, 2013, 1:28 pm

    Thanks for not keeping me in suspense for too long, Glenn ! I was truly getting frustrated that I couldn’t figure out those two ! I didn’t recognize Augustine because I’m used to seeing the portrait by Boticelli of him sitting down. Guess I can retract my entire statement to Nathan, with the exception of Aquinas.

    Wilberforce came to mind much later. I was thinking of doing a Google image search to see if it was him, but I guess I gave up around that point. Perhaps I was too focused on thinking of possible philosophers/theologians.

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