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Schleiermacher (Definition of Theology)

Dr. King quotes and interprets Friedrich Schleiermacher's definition of dogmatic theology in "The Christian Faith."

Sin

Dr. King quotes theologian Reinhold Niebuhr on his perception of sin. Niebuhr discusses the creativity and uniqueness of man with his relation to God.

Time

Dr. King quotes St. Augustine’s “Confessions.”

God

Dr. King cites a scripture from the biblical book of Isaiah regarding God's grace and mercy.

God (Zephaniah)

Dr. King discusses the Book of Zephaniah which includes the perception of God and the people of Israel.

Barth - The Epistle to the Romans

Dr. King quotes Karl Barth's "The Epistle to the Romans."

Suffering

Dr. King quotes William James' essay "Is Life Worth Living?"

Immortality

Dr. King quotes German philosopher Dr. Oswald Spengler regarding his ideology of immortality. According to Spengler, history holds no permanent value. King states "If such a philosophy of history is right there would be no reason to desire continued existence...immortality would have no meaning."

God

Dr. King cites Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach's work "Das Wesen der Religion," in which Feuerbach illustrates his perception of God.

Truth

Dr. King quotes Alfred North Whitehead's "Adventures of Ideas."

Eternal Objects

Dr. King cites Alfred North Whitehead's book "Science and the Modern World."

Science (Definition)

Dr. King records a definition of science.

God

Dr. King writes about God, according to Isaiah 6:1.

New Harassment: The Lunacy Test by MLK

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Dr. King identifies events that demonstrate the absurd actions of the racist opposition during the Freedom Movement in the South.

Saturday, June 23, 1962

Augustinanism

Dr. King writes notes on Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and his "vast theological system" called Augustinianism. Dr. King describes the system as a comprehensive church philosophy that was very pessimistic about the nature of man.

Greeks

Dr. King shares his personal insight on Greek and African "ability," relative to African-Americans.

Schleiermacher (Original Sin)

Dr. King records Friedrich Schleiermacher’s views on original sin.

Contradiction

Dr. King writes a quote expressing the bounds of consciously living in contradiction.

The Transcendental Dialectics

Dr. King writes on the "soul" and the "world" as two ideas of reason. He speaks to the human tendency to apply the categories of quantity, quality, relation, and modality to our understanding of the self. King ends these notes by contemplating "two absolutely contradictory propositions [that] seem to be established by the refutation of the other."

Existentialism

Dr. King explains the philosophy of existentialism.

MLK Handwritten Notecard on "Scientific Method"

On this notecard, Dr. King outlines "Scientific Method."

God: Hosea

Dr. King explores God as it relates to the book of Hosea.

Celsus

Dr. King writes about Celsus, a second century Greek philosopher who opposed Christianity.

Teleological Argument

Dr. King quotes Immanuel Kant’s view of the teleological argument from “Critique of Pure Reason.”

MLK's Final Exam for Social Philosophy

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Dr. King's final exam for the Seminar in Social Philosophy class he taught at Morehouse College from 1961-1962.

Monday, May 28, 1962

Jesus Christ

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr's understanding of viewing Christ in relation to God's character.

Schleiermacher (Christianity)

Dr. King cites a quote by philosopher Schleiermacher regarding "the God-consciousness."

God

Dr. King quotes a passage from Psalms 77:13, which discusses the greatness of God through comparison to other gods.

Religion

Dr. King quotes William Ernest Hocking's "The Meaning of God in Human Experience."

Perceiving God (Wieman)

Dr. King writes notes on perceiving God using Nelson Henry Wieman's text, "The Source of Human God."

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