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Papal Encyclicals by George W. Lawrence

George W. Lawrence elaborates on the traditions and methodologies of the Catholic Church. Lawrence clarifies the Social Doctrines and states that men are governed by four laws located in "the Natural," "the Eternal," "the Human," and the "(positive) Divine laws." Furthermore, Lawrence discourses additional political relations to the Catholic Church.

Angels

Dr. King writes on angels, according to Daniel 10:13, 21, and 12:1.

Pride

Dr. King quotes Bertrand Russell’s “Power: A New Social Analysis.”

Freudianism

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr on the subject of Freudianism from "The Nature and Destiny of Man."

Man: Sinner

Referencing Psalms 14:3, Dr. King discusses the completeness of sin in relationship to man.

Class Notes: Obadiah

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

The SCLC and Leadership of MLK

The various protest mechanisms and action organizations serves as a long lasting contribution to the Negro community initiated by the movement in the South. The church has served as a location for organization which progresses community participation. During slavery, the slaves were allowed to congregate only at weddings and funerals. Many of these events were fabricated in order to create a means of collective communication between the slaves. The author asserts that it was in this tradition that the SCLC was formed.

Preaching

Dr. King notes three points about preaching.

The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy

On this notecard, Dr. King quotes "The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy."

Schleiermacher (Christianity)

Dr. King cites a quote by philosopher Schleiermacher regarding "the God-consciousness."

Religion (Definition)

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

Truth

Dr. King quotes Thomas Aquinas' "The Summa Theologica."

The Method of Personalism

Personalism is a philosophical thought that attempts to understand the unparalleled identity of human's in relation to nature. Dr. King references this ideology with a handwritten note.

Progress

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

Immortality

Dr. King quotes Alfred Tennyson on the topic of immortality.

Judgement or Justice

Dr. King quotes a book entitled "Sea Dreams," by Alfred Lord Tennyson, regarding judgement and justice.

Spirit

Dr. King records some thoughts on the meaning of "spirit."

Prophet

Dr. King defines prophet.

Metaphysics

Dr. King notes William James' view of metaphysics.

Forgiveness

Dr. King writes on the topic of "forgiveness," as mentioned in Nehemiah 9:17.

Sin

Dr. King explains the relationship between punishment and sin by referencing the biblical verse, I Chronicles 21:17.

Philosophy

Dr. King writes about the proper function of philosophy.

Kierkegaard (Paradox)

Dr. King quotes Kierkegaard and comments on his view of paradox.

Gethsemane

Dr. King notes the Biblical story of Jesus' experience before his crucifixion. He uses the parable to speak to the human experience of pain and the faith one must have in God. Jesus went to Gethsemane to pray. He brought apostles John, James, and Peter and had them take watch while he prayed in the garden. When Jesus returned, his friends were sleeping. At this moment, Jesus realized their indifference to his agony. Though standing in pain and loneliness, Jesus used his faith in God to accept his situation as it was, with no efforts of escape.

Hegel

Dr. King discusses the Hegelian philosophy regarding man and God.

Barth on Dogmatics

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

God

Dr. King references the book of Job by discussing the immense and power of God.

Materialism

Dr. King documents a quote by Robert Flint, a Scottish theologian and philosopher in reference to "materialism" from the "Baird Lectures."

Worship Must Have Three Things

Dr. King states that "worship" must have three things: unity, movement, and rhythm.