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Supererogation

Dr. King defines supererogation.

God

ISRAEL

Dr. King writes about Chapter 11 of the Old Testament Book, Hosea, concerning Israel.

Immortality

Dr. King quotes philosopher John Fiske regarding the topic of immortality.

Dort, Canons of

SWITZERLAND

Dr. King documents a brief history of the Arminian judicial decision, officially titled "The Decision of the Synod of Dort."

Sin I and Sin II

Dr. King cites scripture in examining concepts of sin.

Apostles' Creed

Dr. King outlines the history of the Apostles' Creed and states the creed in its Roman form.

God

Dr. King cites the Old Testament biblical book of Deuteronomy expressing that there is only one God.

Religion (Definition)

Dr. King cites W. K. Wright's "A Student Outline of Philosophy of Religion."

Suffering

Dr. King notes his thoughts on the question of the Biblical prophet Habakkuk: "why do the wicked prosper?"

Day of the Lord

Dr. King writes about the "Day of the Lord," as mentioned in the Old Testament book, Zephaniah.

Immortality

Dr. King discusses the relationship between the physical and spiritual elements of man. He notes four theories that describe the nature of soul and body.

Religion

This document is a notecard titled "Religion," in which Dr. King expounds on John Dewey's definition of religion in "A Common Faith" as a "purely ethical meaning" of religion.

Perceiving God (Wieman)

Dr. King summarizes Henry Nelson Wieman's article "Can God Be Perceived" that appeared in The Journal of Religion (1943).

Montanism

Dr. King records information about the second century Christian movement known as Montanism.

God (Dewey)

According to Dr. King's understanding of Dewey's interpretation, God is the connection between the ideal and the actual.

Prayer

Dr. King notes William James' description of prayer.

Immaculate Conception

Dr. King reflects on the birth of Christ and the fact that Mary was "kept free from original sin."

Schleiermacher (The Essence of Christianity)

Dr. King writes that Friedrich Schleiermacher describes the essence of Christianity as a belief in Jesus as the origin of the Christian faith and his work as that of redemption.

Transubstantiation

Dr. King defines 'transubstantiation', a concept derived from Roman Catholic theology.

Schleiermacher (The Church)

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

Jesus

Dr. King outlines some thoughts on the effect Jesus' life had on his followers.

Man

Dr. King interprets Psalm 90, which he explains discusses the transience of man as compared to God.

Nature and Thought

Dr. King summarizes views of Alfred North Whitehead in ?The Concept of Nature.?

Freedom and Destiny

Dr. King discusses the topics of freedom and destiny as it relates to man.

Race Problem

Dr. King discusses the solution to the race problem, citing Reinhold Niebuhr's view that human methods are irrational.

Immortality

Dr. King takes notes regarding immortality. In his notes, he references Johann Fichte's definition of ethics. He also discusses human duty as it relates to immortality.

Methodology, Tests of Truth

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

Job and Suffering

Dr. King writes on the biblical figure Job and his view of suffering.

Schleiermacher

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

Individualization and Participation

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