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God, Man, Sin, and Knowledge

Presented here is a series of notecards that defines an array of topics relating to philosophical and theological perspectives.

Category Time

Dr. King outlines Paul Tillich's view on time.

Social Ethics

Dr. King writes about social ethics as discussed in the Old Testament book, Amos.

Abelard

Dr. King quotes 12th century French philosopher Peter Abelard on the relationship between doubt, inquiry and truth.

Jesus Christ

Dr. King references theological literature regarding the development of Christianity.

Self

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

Social Gospel

Dr. King describes the period of the social gospel.

Marx

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

Jerome

Dr. King records a short biography of the theologian Jerome.

Secular

Dr. King identifies the origin of the term secular as "meaning 'century,' that in time as distinguished from eternity." He explains that eternal things were more important that the things deemed to be belonging only to the present.

Angeology

Dr. King cites the reference in Isaiah 6:2 to a seraphim, likely "a winged human figure."

Sermon Text (Habakkuk)

Dr. King examines Habakkuk chapter 1, verses 2 through 4 to discuss whether the inequalities of life are justification to question God.

Religion

Dr. King quotes William Ernest Hocking’s “The Meaning of God in Human Experience.”

God

Dr. King writes about God, according to Isaiah 6:1.

Sin (Definition)

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman’s “Normative Psychology of Religion.”

Marxism

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

Christianity and Civilization

Dr. King records a quote from Arnold J. Toynbee's "Civilization on Trial" and the view that "religious progress comes through the birth and death of civilization."

Knowledge

Dr. King refers to Ecclesiastes 1:18 which says that increased knowledge brings increased sorrow.

God

Here, Dr. King writes a theoretical view of the existence of God.

Syllabus for the History of Christianity

This document is a course syllabus for the History of Christianity.

Bible

Dr. King quotes John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle on the significance of the Bible.

Man (Divided Against Himself)

Referencing the liberal German historian Friedrich Meinecke, Dr. King describes a philosophy on politics as it relates to humanity and one's morals.

Religion (Definition)

Dr. King notes Herbert Spencer’s definition of religion.

Nationalism

Dr. King refers to Jeremiah 1:5, explaining that this passage represents a departure from nationalism toward a more universal emphasis.

Science and Religion

Dr. King documents a quote regarding science and religion from "The Finding of God."

Chapter 1 - Introduction

In this dissertation, Dr. King discusses several investigations and problems. He centers the paper around a comparison of "the conceptions of God in the thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman."

Truth

Dr. King quotes Robert Browning's "Paracelsus."

Worship

Dr. King notes some characteristics and requirements of worship.

World

Dr. King discusses Paul Tillich's definition of the world as a "unity of manifoldness" in "Systematic Theology."

MLK Examination Book for Bible Course

Tuesday, March 26, 1946

Dr. King answers a number of questions for an exam in his Bible course. He covers diverse topics, including prophecy and the Book of Job.