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Ritschl

Dr. King records a quote of Albrecht Ritschl regarding Christology.

Optimism

Dr. King quotes F. S. Marvin's "The Living Past."

Messianic Hope

Dr. King writes these notes on "Messianic Hope" from Isaiah 11:6 and 11:8. He quotes Ludwig Feuerbach, a German philosopher, from his work "The Essence of Religion."

Hegel

Dr. King references German philosopher, George Hegal, in this handwritten notecard.

God

Dr. King quotes Dr. William Temple, stating that "God minus the world equals God; the world minus God equals nothing."

Jesus: Humanity and Ethical Character

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

Brotherhood

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

God in the Book of Psalms

Dr. King references Bible verse Psalm 71:19. He outlines why the idea of a finite God is incongruent with the "theistic absolutism" found in the Old Testament.

Jesus (Did Jesus Ever Live)

Dr. King references "The Historical Jesus and the Theological Christ."

Ethics

ISRAEL

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.

Events

Dr. King quotes Lawrence's dissertation on the meaning of events in nature.

Gregory the Great (540-604)

ITALY

Dr. King outlines historical information regarding Gregory the Great otherwise known as Pope Gregory I.

Toynbee

Dr. King quotes British historian Arnold J. Toynbee from his work "A Study of History."

Pride

Dr. King quotes Bertrand Russell’s “Power: A New Social Analysis.”

Marx

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

Class Notes

Dr. King records notes from the biblical Book of Judges regarding topics such as knowledge, sin, the doctrine of God and ethics.

Discipline

Dr. King records a quote from Proverbs 13:24 regarding discipline and corporal punishment.

God

Dr. King elaborates on Thomas Aquinas' views on the existence of God.

Schleiermacher (Original Sin)

Dr. King records Friedrich Schleiermacher’s views on original sin.

William James

Dr. King briefly discusses philosopher William James and his lectures entitled "The Variety of Religious Experience."

Jeremiah

In this series of ten notecards, Dr. King breaks down the Book of Jeremiah into mutiple sections, including chapters and versus regarding Good, knowledge, sin, and forgiveness.

Conception of Man

Dr. King documents a passage from Reinhold Niebuhr's work "The Nature and Destiny of Man." He would later cite this work in his essay "The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr," written during his career at Boston University.

Schleiermacher (What Is the Operation of Grace)

Dr. King records a quote from Friedrich Schleiermacher's work "On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers."

God

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman's "The Wrestle of Religion with Truth" on man's need to adjust himself to events.

Man

Dr. King quotes Proverbs 3:5 on human insight and knowledge and reflects upon its meaning.

Colwell, Ernest Cadman

Dr. King references Ernest Caldwell's book "Toward Better Theological Education."

Worship Must Have Three Things

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

Materialism

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

Schleiermacher (Religion as a Social Experience)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “Speeches on Religion.” The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”

Cause, Error and Law

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