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Class Notes: Joshua

This eleven card series features Biblical verses from the Book of Joshua which Dr. King references under specific subject titles. The section titles range from "Knowledge" to "Passages for Homiletical Use."

God (His Love)

Dr. King writes notes regarding God and his love for humanity. King states, "God is a God who takes initiative... [He] seeks His creatures before they seek him."

Hegel

Dr. King discusses the Hegelian philosophy regarding man and God.

Society

New York (NY)

Dr. King quotes a statement from Charles H. Cooley's "The Social Process," in which Cooley defines society as a living, unified group of processes.

Immortality

Dr. King cites the Old Testament Book of Isaiah regarding the topic of immorality.

Life (Poem)

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

God

Dr. King cites the Old Testament book of Exodus in reference to "the idea of a primitive anthropomorphic God."

Immortality

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

Moral Progress

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

Numbers

Dr. King records class notes from the biblical Book of Numbers regarding ethics, knowledge, and sin.

Freedom

Dr. King quotes from Hegel's "The Philosophy of History."

God

Dr. King contextualizes the speed of God.

Barth - The Epistle to the Romans

Dr. King quotes Karl Barth's "The Epistle to the Romans."

The Third Level of Ontological Concepts

Dr. King writes notes regarding the third level of ontological concepts, which "expresses the characteristics of being which are conditions of existence."

God (His Love)

Dr. King writes about God's love, quoting and reflecting on Proverbs 3: 11-12.

Suffering

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

Bible

Dr. King compares the views of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Friedrich Schleiermacher on the Christian Bible.

God

Dr. King notes that Jeremiah 9:23 speaks of man's ability to know and understand God in contrast to modern theology's claim that God is beyond knowing.

Prayer (Definition)

Dr. King quotes William James' definition of Prayer.

Miracle

Dr. King quotes an excerpt from Fosdick's "Modern Use of the Bible."

Philosophy of Life (Its Importance)

Dr. King quotes G. K. Chesterton’s “Heretics.”

Faith

Dr. King quotes William James' "The Sentiment of Rationality."

Methodology, Tests of Truth

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

Teleological Argument

Dr. King quotes Immanuel Kant’s view of the teleological argument from “Critique of Pure Reason.”

Liberal Theology

Dr. King paraphrases [Theodore G.] Soares on the religious liberal.

Barth, Karl

Dr. King comments on Karl Barth's view that Christ assumed fallen human nature.

Humanism (15th Century)

Dr. King reflects on a classical approach to learning.

Moral Law

Dr. King quotes James A. Froude's "Short Studies on Great Subjects."

Charles Renouvier

Dr. King outlines the philosophical career of Charles Renouvier.

Original Sin

From "The Epistle of the Romans," Dr. King records Karl Barth's observations regarding original sin, which are compared to views of the Bible, Saint Augustine and the Reformers.