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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.

John Duns Scotus

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Dr. King records these notes about the life of John Duns Scotus, a noted Scottish philosopher and theologian of the High Middle Ages.

Religion

Dr. King quotes William Ernest Hocking's "The Meaning of God in Human Experience."

Leibnitz's Doctrine of Evil

Dr. King cites Albert C. Knudson's "Doctrine of Redemption."

Schleiermacher (Religion as Contemplation)

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

Schleiermacher (The Immanence of God)

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

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.

Supererogation

Dr. King defines supererogation.

Comte (A Criticism by Dr. R. flint)

Dr. King quotes a statement from Robert Flint's "Philosophy of History in France and Germany" which criticizes French philosopher, August Comte. Robert Flint was a Scottish philosopher.

History

Dr. King reflects on history as it pertains to human society.

Social Ethics

Dr. King refers to Micah 3:9-12, saying the prophet condemns the love of money of civil and religious leaders. King wonders whether religious leaders today should be paid for their work and concludes that money should never be a priority over service.

Time

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

God

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

God

Dr. King describes the power of God.

Prophet

Dr. King defines prophet.

Aquinas, Thomas

Dr. King notes biographical information about Thomas Aquinas.

God (Zephaniah)

ISRAEL

Dr. King discusses the Book of Zephaniah which includes the perception of God and the people of Israel.

Man

Dr. King notes the subject of man, quoting Algernon Charles Swinburne's "The Hymn of Man."

Worship

Dr. King discusses the danger of subjective religion without objective religion.

What Is a Cause

Dr. King quotes Alfred North Whitehead's "Principles of Natural Knowledge."

Worship

Dr. King defines worship.

Religion (Definition)

Dr. King quotes Edgar S. Brightman's "Philosophy of Religion."

Morality and Religion

Dr. King quotes Albert Knudson's "The Doctrine of God."

Barth

Dr. King notes Swiss theologian Karl Barth's favorite expression on revelation.

God

Dr. King uses a series of scriptures from the Book of Psalms and I Chronicles to show God's abiding love and faithfulness.

Idealism

Dr. King cites several statements regarding idealism.

Schleiermacher, Friedrich

Dr. King records a note on Friedrich Schleiermacher's "Speeches on Religion."

Sin

Dr. King writes that Isaiah 1:18-20 indicates that sacrifices are not needed to be saved from sin; willingness and obedience are the way to be saved.

Brotherhood

Dr. King quotes Richard Henry Tawney's "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism."

The Trinity

Dr. King provides the historical origin and ideology of the Trinity.