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Ethics

Dr. King quotes Psalms 28:3, which he interprets as showing the importance of one's intentions and mental attitude.

DeWolf L. Harold: RRR (1949)

Dr. King references Harold DeWolf's book "The Religious Revolt Against Reason."

Kant Critiques Other Philosophers

Dr. King contemplates Immanuel Kant's critique of other philosophers. Kant finds limitations in the ideologies of Hume, Leibniz, and Locke. He believes Hume and Leibniz to fall short on their understandings of knowledge. Kant further reproaches Hume and Locke as ignorant for viewing the senses as a viable explanation of consciousness.

Style

Dr. King references Voltaire and his views regarding the impact of the style in which one chooses to express himself.

Metaphysics

Dr. King quotes William James' perception of metaphysics.

Evil (Psalm)

Dr. King notes that Psalm 73 raises the question of why the wicked prosper and suggests that the only solution for the mystery of evil is faith.

God

Dr. King quotes Karl Barth regarding the nature of God. In addition, Dr. King provides bibliographical information for the quote.

Capitalism

Dr. King illustrates a relationship between capitalism and anarchism.

Schleiermacher and Original Sin

This note card documents a passage from Friedrich Schleiermacher's "The Christian Faith" regarding original sin. Dr. King's note collection contains many cards that reference the theologian's work and ideas.

Jesus

Dr. King highlights the significant characteristics of Jesus Christ.

Anxiety

Dr. King distinguishes anxiety from fear, noting that fear is directed toward things, while anxiety is directed toward nothingness.

Sin

In this set of notecards, Dr. King discusses "sin." Referencing Biblical verses of Psalms 53:2 and 53:3, he says that "these passages seem to be an explicit affirmation of the universality of sin."

Sin

Dr. King cites a scripture from the "Book of Isaiah" referencing the universality of sin.

God (Isaiah)

Dr. King provides text from the Old Testament book of Isaiah highlighting the "ethical nature of God."

Schleiermacher, Friedrich

Dr. King outlines the life and ideologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher.

Sin

Dr. King quotes two verses from the book of Leviticus.

Eutychius

Dr. King gives brief biographical detail on Eutychius.

Moral Progress

Dr. King describes moral progress as endless struggle toward "an infinite goal," which will lead to "happiness."

Democracy

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr's "The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness" on the subject of democracy.

Catholicism

Dr. King references American theologian Niebuhr's ideas regarding Catholicism and quotes, "It pretended that the church could mediate the divine, mercy and judgement without itself standing under that judgement or requiring that mercy." This quotes derives from Niebuhr's book "The Pope's Domesticated God."

Agnosticism

Dr. King quotes Ernst Haeckel's "The Riddle of the Universe."

Individualization and Participation

Dr. King quotes Paul Tillich's "Systematic Theology."

Ethics

Dr. King writes on the topic "ethics," according to Proverbs 6: 17-19.

Letter from James Hamilton and Frank Pohlhaus

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James Hamilton and Francis Pohlhaus offer the Leadership Conference Executive Committee a list of recommendations on school desegregation. They also provide information on reasons why goals toward equal education have not been progressing as needed.

Friday, March 31, 1967

Berdyaev

Dr. King quotes a passage from Nikolai Berdyaev's "Slavery and Freedom" about religious, technological and spiritual revolutions.

Meister Eckhart

Dr. King outlines a brief history of German mystic philosopher Meister Eckhart.

Religion

Dr. King quotes Robert Flint’s “The Philosophy of History.”

God

Dr. King writes about God, according to Isaiah 31:3.

Faith

Dr. King quotes William James' "The Sentiment of Rationality" on faith.

Faith

Dr. King quotes English author and priest William Ralph Inge's "Lay Thoughts of a Dean," as well as English soldier and essayist Donald Hankey.

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