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John Scotus Eriugena

Dr. King writes about Irish philosopher and theologian John Scotus Eriugena. He records a quote that states, "Authority comes from reason not reason from authority."

Contradiction

Dr. King writes a quote expressing the bounds of consciously living in contradiction.

Prophet

Dr. King references John C. Archer's "Faiths Men Live By."

Graduate Candidate Notice from Boston University

Monday, December 7, 1953
Boston, MA

This is a notice to all possible candidates for the degree of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in June or August of 1954. The notice explains what is required of those who wish to obtain their degree by these dates.

Metaphysics

Dr. King quotes F. H. Bradley’s “Appearance and Reality.”

Dictator

Dr. King reveals the definition of a dictator according to Plato.

Kierkegaard

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

Social Ethics

Dr. King cites a scripture that deals with the topic of social ethics.

Evil

Dr. King outlines Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus' insights on the question of evil.

Immortality

Dr. King finds the best description of the unknowable nature of immortality in the New Testament of the Bible. It is a fragment of 1 Corinthians 2:9 regarding heaven.

War

Dr. King quotes the views of Italian politician Benito Mussolini, English public intellectual John Ruskin, and Nazi politician Dr. Robert Ley on war and its relationship to masculinity.

Class Notes: Obadiah

Dr. King writes about the book of Obadiah and knowledge.

God

Dr. King quotes astronomer William M. Smart's concept of God in "The Origin of the Earth."

God

Dr. King describes Psalms 135:5 as henotheism: belief in a god without denying the existence of other gods. Because God is the only one worthy of worship, King concludes that the Hebrews were practical monotheists.

God

Dr. King writes about God, according to the first chapter of the Old Testament book, Nahum.

Sin

Dr. King notes Niebuhr's definition of sin as the unwillingness to acknowledge the effect God has on one's existence.

Category Time

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

Error

This set of note cards written by Dr. King explores the causation of error. King quotes Alfred North Whitehead's "The Concept of Nature" noting several reasons as to the rise of error.

God

Dr. King uses a verse from the Book of Nehemiah to illustrate God's faithfulness.

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.

The Christian Sense of Individuality

Dr. King quotes from "The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation" by Reinhold Niebuhr, on the Christian sense of individuality.

Christianity

Dr. King outlines Angus' interpretation of Hegel's views on Christianity in the book, "The Mystery Religion and Christianity."

Evil (The Problem of)

Dr. King records thoughts on the problem of evil with references to the British philosopher John Stuart Mill and Job.

God

Dr. King cites a scripture that derives from the Old Testament biblical book of Deuteronomy, stating "the seeing of God's face meant death."

Sin

Dr. King provides insight on the "secret of sin."

Schleiermacher

Dr. King outlines Friedrich Schleiermacher's concept of religion.

Barth on Dogmatics

Dr. King examines Karl Barth's view of dogmatics as an act of faith.

Suffering (Illustration)

Dr. King uses a Lily Dougall story from “God and the Struggle for Existence” as an example of suffering.

Unitarianism

Dr. King describes the theology of Unitarianism as being a contrast to Trinitarianism.

Formative Elements

From Alfred North Whitehead's "Religion in the Making," Dr. King records the formative elements of the temporal world.