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Jesus Christ

Dr. King quotes Albert Ritschl's "The Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation" on the place Christ holds in Christianity as its historical founders.


Dr. King cites Psalms 17:15, surmising that the vision of God is a mystical union with God.


Dr. King writes that the belief in immortality by scholars in different disciplines suggests that while immortality cannot be proved nor has it been disproved.


Dr. King outlines some principles regarding Judaism according to Pope Pius XII.


Dr. King quotes William James' perception of metaphysics.


Dr. King records New Testament verses related to salvation.

Philosophy of History

Dr. King quotes a statement regarding history from American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's "The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness."


Dr. King writes about Protagoras’ view that appearance is reality.

Knowing God (Wieman)

Dr. King notes Henry Nelson Wieman's ideas on how man comes to know God.

William E. Channing

Dr. King references theologian William E. Channing regarding his views on "Unitarian Christianity."

Humanism (15th Century)

Dr. King reflects on a classical approach to learning.


Dr. King quotes a line from Homer's epic poem "The Iliad."

Peace of Mind

Dr. King quotes Marcus Aurelius about peace of mind.

Job, Ecclesiastes and Daniel

Dr. King quotes several scriptures from the biblical Books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Daniel concerning each author's views on mortality and immortality.


Dr. King notes some attributes and results of worship.


Dr. King records a definition of materialism.


Dr. King records J. S. Mill’s view of suffering.


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


Dr. King references the Book of Amos regarding the "day of the Lord." According to Amos, this would be a day of judgment, opposed to a day of national exaltation.

Race Problem

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

God (Definition)

Dr. King records ideas on Karl Marx's and John Dewey's definitions of God.

Schleiermacher (Religion & Ethics)

Dr. King quotes and writes about Friedrich Schleiermacher’s view in “Speeches on Religion” that criticizing a man’s actions is not criticizing his religion because he does not act from his religion. The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”


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.


Dr. King quotes Albrecht Ritschl as he discusses the concept of justification and its relationship to sin, guilt and salvation.

Whitehead's Doctrine of Freedom

Dr. King examines Alfred North Whitehead’s doctrine of freedom as described in “Science and the Modern World.”

Man (His Need for God)

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr’s “The Nature and Destiny of Man.”


Dr. King quotes Isaiah 9:17, a passage from the Bible concerning sin.

The Servant of Jehovah

Dr. King writes that Isaiah 41:1-6 seems to describe the servant of the Lord as the personification of Israel, whose task is to bring peace and prosperity to Israel and knowledge of Him to the entire world.


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


Dr. King quotes a statement from Jacques Maritain's "True Harmonism" regarding communism. Jacques Maritain was a famous French Catholic philosopher.