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Philosophy

Dr. King records a note on G. K. Chesterson's view on man's personal philosophy.

Worship

Dr. King compares and contrasts God's place in the Catholic and Protestant church.

Primacy of Events

Dr. King notes Alfred North Whitehead’s view on the primacy of events over space and time.

God's Omniscience

Dr. King references the Biblical Book of Psalms regarding God's omniscience. King notes that God knows everything before it is even done. This, however, does not have an effect on human free will.

Jesus

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

God (His Existence: Psalms)

Dr. King references the Old Testament biblical Book of Psalms regarding God's existence.

Santayana

Dr. King records George Santayana’s poem, “Oh World, Thou Choosest Not the Better Part!”

Categories

Dr. King quotes Paul Tillich’s "Systematic Theology.”

Christianity

Dr. King writes about the concept of Christianity.

God

Dr. King quotes Donald M. Baillie's "God Was in Christ."

Man, a Being of Becoming

Dr. King documents ideas regarding the philosophy of man. Using the metaphor of a "flowing stream," he addresses man's experience from infancy through adulthood.

DeWolf L. Harold: RRR (1949)

Dr. King references Harold DeWolf's book "The Religious Revolt Against Reason."

Religion

Dr. King writes that religion is paradoxical.

Typical Theistic Personalism

Dr. King sketches notes on theistic personalism with references to Friedrich Leibniz, George Berkeley, Immanuel Kant, and Hermann Lotze.

Job

Dr. King reflects on the purpose of suffering in the Book of Job and how Job deals with it.

Schleiermacher (Definition of Theology)

Dr. King quotes and interprets Friedrich Schleiermacher's definition of dogmatic theology in "The Christian Faith."

Ethical Relativism

Dr. King outlines an unknown author's views on ethical relativism.

Freedom

Dr. King writes on the topic of "freedom," according to Jeremiah 1:5.

Forgiveness and Repentance

Dr. King reviews a passage from the Book of Ezekiel regarding forgiveness and repentance. Summarizing the verse, he states that repentance involves an "actual change of attitude" and forgiveness includes forgetting past mistakes.

The True Nature of Religion

Dr. King discusses the true nature of religion as both an inward and outward experience. The subject "He" is unidentified.

Man

Dr. King quotes Jeremiah 17:5 and suggests that “those of us who oppose humanism” might speak against it like Jeremiah did and provide a rational defense of theism.

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.

Time

Dr. King quotes St. Augustine’s “Confessions.”

Schleiermacher

Dr. King quotes theologian Schleiermacher regarding the meaning of a miracle.

Method of Ex Abstraction

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

Man

Dr. King quotes Pascal's "Pensees" in this excerpt that focuses on man's greatness.

Augustinanism

Dr. King writes notes on Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and his "vast theological system" called Augustinianism. Dr. King describes the system as a comprehensive church philosophy that was very pessimistic about the nature of man.

God

Dr. King expresses the power of God as being infinite beyond comprehension of man.

Capitalism

Dr. King illustrates a relationship between capitalism and anarchism.

Ethics

Dr. King maintains the Prophet Amos was saying that Israel's privilege would be proportionate to its ethical responsibility. Failure to live up to this responsibility would result in retribution equal to the severity of the failure.