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Capitalism

Dr. King illustrates a relationship between capitalism and anarchism.

Religious Education

Dr. King cites Henry Nelson Wieman's "Normative Psychology of Religion."

Art

Dr. King describes art as "alleviating the ills of life."

Job

Dr. King reflects on the purpose of suffering in the Book of Job and how Job deals with it.

Ethics

Dr. King quotes a scripture from the book of Psalms discussing ethics.

Religion

Dr. King writes on the topic of religion, stating that the people living in the 18th century regarded religion as "the source of both political tyranny and social conflict."

Crisis of Culture

Dr. King refers to his note card on "morality" and cites an example of the crisis of culture.

Daniel

Dr. King discusses the meaning of the Book of Daniel, namely to reinforce the idea of the kingdom of God.

MLK's Perception of God and Repenting

Dr. King quotes a scripture from the Bible elaborating on God's inability to repent or do evil.

God (Knowledge of)

Dr. King references St. Thomas Aquinas' "Summa Contra Gentiles" in a quotation focusing on man's "threefold knowledge of divine things."

God

Dr. King cites a scripture that derives from the Old Testament biblical book of Deuteronomy, stating "the seeing of God's face meant death."

Nationalism

Dr. King quotes Charles Summer, stating that being "children of a common Father" is a "more sacred bond" than being a citizen.

Marx

Dr. King expounds on German philosopher Karl Marx and his belief that "material conditions furnished the cause of all historic movements."

God

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

Descartes

Dr. King quotes the French philosopher Rene Descartes on the concept of "doubt."

Ritschl (God)

Dr. King quotes Albrecht Ritschl’s “The Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation.”

God in the Book of Psalms

Dr. King references Bible verse Psalm 71:19. He outlines why the idea of a finite God is incongruent with the "theistic absolutism" found in the Old Testament.

Social Ethics

Dr. King writes about "Social Ethics" as discussed in the second chapter of the Old Testament book, Malachi.

Atheism

Dr. King records a Francis Bacon quote on atheism.

Monarchianism

Dr. King defines the doctrine monarchianism as "a doctrine stressing the unity of the Godhead as against the ultimately prevailing tendency to affirm personal distinctions within the Godhead."

God (His Existence: Psalms)

Dr. King references the Old Testament biblical Book of Psalms regarding God's existence.

God

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman's "The Wrestle of Religion with Truth" on man's need to adjust himself to events.

Cognition

This note card discusses cognition in relation to the context of events.

Prevenient Grace

Dr. King defines prevenient grace, identifying it as Augustine’s view.

Methodology, Tests of Truth

Dr. King discusses Henry Nelson Wieman's test of truth in religion described in "The Source of Human Good."

Naturalism (Its Losing of the Individual)

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr's "The Nature and Destiny of Man."

Religious Leadership

Dr. King cites Henry Nelson Wieman's "Normative Psychology of Religion."

Evil

Dr. King quotes the definition of evil and conceptualizes it as a "frustration."

Santayana

Dr. King records George Santayana’s poem, “Oh World, Thou Choosest Not the Better Part!”

Definition of Christianity

Dr. King records a definition of Christianity. He defines Christianity as the belief in the "potential good in human nature."