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The Kingdom

Dr. King references New Testament passages related to The Kingdom.

Knudson, Albert

Dr. King references Albert Knudson's "The Doctrine of Redemption."

Funeral

Dr. King quotes Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

Morality and Religion

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

Sin (Isaiah)

Dr. King highlights the topic of sin, according to the Book of Isaiah.

Montanism

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

Dewey

Dr. King records John Dewey's views on philosophy and religion.

God

Dr. King quotes Plato's views regarding God.

Religion (Definition)

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

Neoplatonism

Dr. King describes neoplatonism as "ideas of God." Neoplatonism is focused on the thoughts of Greek Philosopher, Plato.

Method of Ex Abstraction

Dr. King writes notes regarding philosopher Alfred Whitehead's theory of extensive abstraction.

Kierkegaard

Dr. King records Soren Kierkegaard’s definition of the existential moment.

Man (Sin)

Dr. King writes about Jeremiah's loss of confidence in man, reflecting on the biblical passage Jeremiah 9: 4-6.

Prayer

Dr. King notes William James' description of prayer.

Materialism

Dr. King records a definition of materialism.

Man (Divided Against Himself)

Referencing the liberal German historian Friedrich Meinecke, Dr. King describes a philosophy on politics as it relates to humanity and one's morals.

God

Dr. King describes Psalms 135:5 as henotheism: belief in a god without denying the existence of other gods. Because God is the only one worthy of worship, King concludes that the Hebrews were practical monotheists.

God

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

History

Dr. King references a quote from philosopher Hegel regarding the philosophy of history.

Faith As A Way of Knowing (Wieman)

Dr. King cites Henry Nelson Wieman's "The Source of Human Good" on faith as a way of knowing.

God

Dr. King records a portion of Carl Jung's argument that God is a function of the unconscious.

Barth and Brunner

Dr. King notes the views of Swiss theologians Karl Barth and Emil Brunner on God, making reference to Soren Kierkegaard (SK).

Worship Must Have Three Things

Dr. King states that "worship" must have three things: unity, movement, and rhythm.

Moral Progress

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

Life (Poem)

Dr. King writes down part of playwright and composer Sir Noël Coward’s song “Twentieth Century Blues.”

Cause, Error and Law

Dr. King quotes from Alfred North Whitehead's The Concept of Nature.

Metaphysics

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

Suffering (Psalms)

Dr. King references the biblical Book of Psalms regarding the topic of suffering.

Pantheism Versus Living God

Here Dr. King sketches out his views on "...the Biblical idea of the 'Living God,'" and the substitution of Christ for God "as far as piety is concerned."

Religious Education

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