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Religion (Definition)

Dr. King quotes John M. E. McTaggart's "Some Dogmas of Religion."

God: Hosea

ISRAEL

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

Worship

Dr. King critiques the Protestant Church worship services.

Faith

Dr. King quotes an excerpt from William Adams Brown's "Beliefs that Matter."

Science and Religion

Dr. King documents a quote regarding science and religion from "The Finding of God."

Social Ethics

Dr. King cites a scripture that deals with the topic of social ethics.

Worship

Dr. King describes the challenge of the Protestant Church as finding a balance between objective and subjective worship.

Fascism

Dr. King paraphrases one of Benito Mussolini's thoughts on fascism in "The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism.

Class Notes

Dr. King records notes from the biblical Book of Judges regarding topics such as knowledge, sin, the doctrine of God and ethics.

Prophet

Dr. King defines prophet.

Schleiermacher

Dr. King records teachings of German theologian and philosopher Friedrich Schleiermacher that Dr. King feels "make his theology a religious psychology."

Bernard of Clairvaux

Dr. King writes about Bernard of Clairvaux and his idea of the character of the ideal Christian.

God

Dr. King records a note on French scholar Ernest Renan's prophecy in relation to God.

Social Gospel

Dr. King describes the period of the social gospel.

Metaphysics

Dr. King notes an insight from American psychologist and philosopher William James regarding metaphysics.

Job

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

History

Dr. King cites Reinhold Niebuhr's definition of history and its relation to God.

Sin

Dr. King references the Old Testament biblical book of Leviticus regarding the topic of sin.

God (His Infinity)

Dr. King quotes Paul Tillich's "Systematic Theology" on the finite and infinite.

Freud

Dr. King draws an analogy between Columbus and Dr. Sigmund Freud in that each discovered a "continent."

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."

God

Dr. King wrote these notes on the concept of God while reading "Science and the Modern World" and "Religion in the Making" by Alfred North Whitehead. He quotes Whitehead, stating that God is the "perpetual vision of the road which leads to the deeper realities."

Ritschl

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

Time

Dr. King highlights a quote regarding time. [This quote is attributed to Henry Austin Dobson.]

Morality and Religion

Dr. King quotes Albert Knudson's "The Doctrine of God."

Reason

Dr. King quotes Edgar S. Brightman's "The Finding of God."

God the Inescapable

Dr. King references the book of Psalms regarding the topic "God the Inescapable." King speaks about man attempting to hide from God, but ultimately expresses that this impossible to do.

Immortality

Dr. King quotes Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species."

Mysticism

Dr. King quotes William Ernest Hocking’s “The Meaning of God in Human Experience.”

Righteousness

Dr. King records a quote on righteousness from Karl Barth's "The Epistle to the Romans."