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Schleiermacher and Original Sin

This note card documents a passage from Friedrich Schleiermacher's "The Christian Faith" regarding original sin. Dr. King's note collection contains many cards that reference the theologian's work and ideas.

History

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

John of Damascus

SYRIA

This notecard contains historical information regarding John of Damascus and outlines some principles of his religious philosophy.

Luther

Dr. King references the political philosophy Martin Luther and quotes, "I will side always with him, however unjust, who endures rebellion and against him who rebels, however unjust."

Materialism

Dr. King references author Emil Carl Wilm's publication, "The Problem of Religion."

Religion

Dr. King's focuses on religious beliefs and their relation to intellectual concepts.

Worship

Dr. King references William Ernest Hocking and James Bissett Pratt regarding religious worship.

Cyprian of Carthage

Dr. King briefly outlines the life of Saint Cyprian of Carthage.

Brotherhood

Dr. King quotes Leslie D. Weatherhead's "Why Do Men Suffer?"

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.

Copernicus

Dr. King discusses how the discoveries of renowned astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and German philosopher Immanuel Kant revolutionized thinking regarding the human mind. The note card also outlines philosophical views originating from the "analogy of two clocks" referencing prominent thinkers Rene Descartes and Gottfried Leibniz.

War

Dr. King cites a quote concerning "war" from Oswald Spengler's "The Return of the Caesars," an article featured in The American Mercury.

Judaism

Dr. King highlights a quote regarding the distinction between Reform, Orthodox and Conservative Judaism.

Humanism

Dr. King discusses the relationship between God and humanist thinking.

Knowledge

Dr. King references a biblical scripture regarding the topic knowledge.

Suffering

Dr. King cites chapter 5, verse 7 of the Old Testament book of Job. This scripture highlights the fact that trouble is necessary in life.

Social Ethics in Psalms

Dr. King writes about social ethics as discussed in Psalms 72.

The Cultural Crisis

Dr. King quotes Edward Hallett Carr's "Conditions of Peace."

Faith

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

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.

Dogmatics

Dr. King records a note on the function of dogmatic theology and a quote from Karl Barth's "Church Dogmatics: The Doctrine of the Word of God."

Democracy

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr's "The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness" on the subject of democracy.

Preaching

Dr. King notes three points about preaching.

Different Meanings of Prehension

Dr. King outlines the different meanings of "prehension" in Alfred North Whitehead's books Science and the Modern World and Process and Reality.

Liberalism

Dr. King notes a view of liberalism in Harry Emerson Fosdick’s “The Modern Use of the Bible.”

Capitalism

Dr. King references Karl Marx's thoughts on capitalism.

Dort, Canons of

SWITZERLAND

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

Eisenhower (His Nationalism)

Dr. King writes a few notes on President Eisenhower's speech made at Lafayette College in 1946. President Eisenhower states that because the United States is the greatest force in the world, it should extend its influence to protect itself.

Jesus: Humanity and Ethical Character

Dr. King lists verses from the New Testament on Jesus as an ethical character and man as sinner.

Greeks

GREECE

Dr. King shares his personal insight on Greek and African "ability," relative to African-Americans.