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Religion

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

Individualization and Participation

Dr. King records notes on the individualization and participation of man.

Knox, John

Dr. King gives brief biographical information on John Knox.

Tillch's Significance

Dr. King records Rhode Island Senator Theodore Greene's opinion that German-American theologian and philosopher Paul Tillich is "the most enlightening and therapeutic theologian of our time."

Wisdom

Dr. King quotes and comments on Proverbs 2:6, saying that wisdom is a supreme virtue for the author of Proverbs and involves moral character and knowledge.

Prayer

Dr. King notes William James' description of prayer.

Class Notes Psalms

Dr. King writes several scriptures from the Book of Psalms found in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Sin (Isaiah)

Dr. King highlights the topic of sin, according to the Book of Isaiah.

Religion

Dr. King quotes Albrecht Ritschl's "The Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation."

Moment (Its Meaning)

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

Sin

Dr. King cites a scripture from the "Book of Isaiah" referencing the universality of sin.

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."

Death

Dr. King records some notes on death.

Schleiermacher (Religion)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher's "On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers" on religion as something experienced.

Suffering

Dr. King questions whether the statement in Proverbs 11:23 that the righteous are rewarded with goodness and the wicked wrath is always true.

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.

Location & Situation

Dr. King compares the meanings of "location" and "situation."

Primacy of Events

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

Montesquieu

Dr. King cites the political philosopher Montesquieu on his ideology of the weakness of laws. He further details the comparison of coexistence and consecutive social status. Dr. King concludes with the elaboration of Montesquieu's use of facts.

On Using Christian Words

Dr. King references Henry Nelson Wieman's book "On Using Christian Words."

Freedom

Dr. King quotes from Hegel's "The Philosophy of History."

Athanasius, St.

Dr. King records a short biography of the theologian St. Athanasius, identifying him as the defender of the Nicene faith.

Rousseau

Dr. King writes a quote from Genevan philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Sin

Dr. King notes that in Ezekiel 18, the prophet establishes himself as the father of individualism, unlike his predecessors who focused primarily upon the nation.

Meister Eckhart

Dr. King outlines a brief history of German mystic philosopher Meister Eckhart.

God (His Existence: Psalms)

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

Worship

Dr. King discusses the topic of religion and asserts, "religion is a binding force."

Mysticism

Dr. King cites a passage from American philosopher William Ernest Hocking's "Meaning of God in Human Experience," in which he discusses various forms of mysticism.

Progress

Dr. King quotes Herbert Spencer regarding the inevitability of progress.

Law of Love

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr's "The Nature and Destiny of Man" on the place of the "law of love" in relation to human history.