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Dr. King compares the understanding of several philosophers on the subject of sin.


Dr. King wrote these notes on Man from Psalms 89:48. He describes that while the Bible describes man as mortal, here appears the direct affirmation that every man shall die.


Dr. King records a quote on religion from William Ernest Hocking's "The Meaning of God in Human Experience."


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.


Dr. King references the Old Testament book of Numbers regarding the topic of God.

Man (Sin)

Dr. King writes about Jeremiah's loss of confidence in man, reflecting on the biblical passage Jeremiah 9: 4-6.

Barth, Karl

Dr. King references Karl Barth's "The Doctrine of the Word of God."

Schleiermacher (Definition of Theology)

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


Dr. King outlines epistemological claims that deal with the "universals" and the "particulars" of knowledge. In doing so, he references the philosophical views of Socrates and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Schleiermacher (Original Sin)

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


Dr. King discusses the "ontological structure of self" and its relation to symbols.


Dr. King references the Book of Amos regarding the "day of the Lord." According to Amos, this would be a day of judgment, opposed to a day of national exaltation.


Dr. King records Soren Kierkegaard’s definition of the existential moment.

Worship (Definition)

Dr. King defines worship as contemplation on the whole of existence.

Social Ethics

Dr. King cites the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy and expresses that "the death penalty is applied to anyone who steals from his brother or carries him away in slavery."

Science (Definition)

Dr. King records a definition of science.

Ethical Relativism

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

Religion and Science

Dr. King writes about the different perspectives of the moralist and scientist, saying a person can be both.

Song of Solomon

Dr. King discusses the biblical book Song of Solomon and asserts that it contains minimal significance and little, if any, religious value.


Dr. King quotes Paul Tillich's definition of "dynamics" from his book Systematic Theology.


Dr. King cites Schopenhauer's book "The World as Will and Ideas" and records a passage on selfishness.


Dr. King quotes the Honorable John Rankin's remarks regarding capitalism. He discusses two motives that make human beings work: "fear of punishment and the hope of reward."

Plato's Psychology

Dr. King outlines Plato’s psychology.


Dr. King expounds on German philosopher Karl Marx and his belief that "material conditions furnished the cause of all historic movements."

The Self

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman's book "The Source of Human Good."

Sin (Isaiah)

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


Dr. King cites several verses from the Book of Numbers.


Dr. King records a note on French scholar Ernest Renan's prophecy in relation to God.


Dr. King quotes William James' "The Sentiment of Rationality."


Dr. King paraphrases Paul Tillich's view on the "self world polarity." Being a self, Dr. King writes, means being "both subject and object." This subject matter later appeared in Dr. King's dissertation "A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman."