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Descartes

Dr. King references a theological concept by the French philosopher Rene Descartes.

Eternal Objects

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

Personality

Dr. King cites a quote from J. M. E. McTaggart's understanding of personality from "Studies in Hegelian Cosmology."

Theology

Dr. King asserts that religion and theology must coincide with one another because, "religion without theology is blind; theology without religion is empty."

Ritschl

Dr. King records a quote of Albrecht Ritschl regarding Christology.

God

Dr. King cites Sigmund Freud's view in "New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis" that the need for religion stems from the Oedipus complex.

God (Niebuhr Conception)

Dr. King outlines Reinhold Niebuhr's views on God as outlined in "The Nature and Destiny of Man."

Schleiermacher (Attributes of God)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher's "The Christian Faith."

War

Dr. King quotes the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches on war in an atomic age being a sin against God, as reported in The Christian Century.

Some Things We Can Do

In this series of note cards entitled "Some Things We Can Do," Dr. King provides several suggestions pertaining to the African American community.

Apollinarianism

Dr. King defines Apollinarianism.

Miracles

EGYPT, ISRAEL

Dr. King paraphrases the Old Testament scripture of Exodus chapter 13, verse 22, in which God leads the Israelites with a cloud by day and a a pillar of fire by night.

Sin

Dr. King writes about sin, according to Jeremiah 31: 29, 30.

Liberalism

Dr. King notes a view of liberalism in Harry Emerson Fosdick’s “The Modern Use of the Bible.”

Christianity

Dr. King outlines Angus' interpretation of Hegel's views on Christianity in the book, "The Mystery Religion and Christianity."

Suffering

Dr. King cites chapter 5, verse 7 of the Old Testament book of Job. This scripture highlights the fact that trouble is necessary in life.

Social Gospel

New York (NY)

Dr. King defines social gospel with a quotation from Shailer Mathews and G. B. Smith's "A Dictionary of Religion and Ethics."

Greeks

GREECE

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

Worship (Definition)

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman's "Methods of Private Religious Living."

Reason (Its Value in Revelation)

Dr. King quotes John Locke’s “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book IV.”

God

Dr. King references the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy to illustrate God's perfection.

Religion (Definition)

Dr. King quotes Edgar S. Brightman's "Philosophy of Religion."

Religion (Ritschl)

Dr. King quotes Albrecht Ritschl's "The Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation."

Meister Eckhart

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

Social Ethics in Psalms

Dr. King writes about social ethics as discussed in Psalms 72.

Monotheism

Dr. King cites passages in the sixth century BCE Second Isaiah (chapters 40-55) as the first clear evidence of monotheism.

Time

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

Sin

Dr. King offers two possible interpretations of Psalms 53:1.

Fundamentalism

Dr. King discusses the concept of religious fundamentalism as it relates to the Christian faith.

Atheism

Dr. King writes on the topic atheism.