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God (His Existence)

Dr. King quotes Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "The Ancient Sage" after posing the question, "Can we prove God's existence?"

Abstract of MLK's Dissertation "A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman"

Boston, MA, Massachusetts (MA)

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s abstract of his doctoral dissertation in Systematic Theology at Boston University details the fundamental problem of evaluating the concept of God in the philosophical and theological thoughts of Paul Tillich and Nelson Wieman; methods of procedure implemented throughout his research; and his conclusions drawn from the teachings of Tillich and Wieman.

Hosea

Dr. King writes notes regarding the prophet Hosea and his views of God.

God

Dr. King cites a scripture from the biblical book of Isaiah regarding God's grace and mercy.

Abelard

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

God

Dr. King writes about God's love according to Ezra 3:11.

Notecard Written by MLK Regarding the topic "Paint"

This notecard, entitled "Paint", expresses Dr.King's ideals and philosophical viewpoint on the purpose of mankind.

God (Zephaniah)

ISRAEL

Dr. King discusses the Book of Zephaniah which includes the perception of God and the people of Israel.

Sin

Dr. King quotes two verses from the book of Leviticus.

Philosophy

Dr. King records a note on G. K. Chesterson's view on man's personal philosophy.

MLK's Academic Record from Harvard University

Thursday, August 13, 1953

This is an original copy of Dr. King's transcript from Harvard University, displaying his grades in two Philosophy courses.

History

Dr. King references a quote from a book entitled "The Discipline of Liberty" concerning the philosophy of history.

Preaching

Dr. King notes three points about preaching.

Arianism

Dr. King writes about Arianism, a view named after Arius of Alexandria. Arianism acknowledges the divinity of God the father and Jesus the son; however, under this doctrine Jesus is subordinate to God.

Trinitarianism

Dr. King discusses the doctrine trinitarianism, the belief that God is one being, existing in three equal persons.

Education

Dr. King outlines his views on education.

Romanticism and Rationalism

Dr. King quotes Niebuhr's statement on romanticism and rationalism from "The Nature and Destiny of Man."

Barth - The Epistle to the Romans

Dr. King quotes Karl Barth's "The Epistle to the Romans."

Man

Dr. King records a quote from Jeremiah 17:9, which discusses the evilness of man.

Time

Dr. King quotes St. Augustine’s “Confessions.”

Immortality

Dr. King takes notes regarding immortality. In his notes, he references Johann Fichte's definition of ethics. He also discusses human duty as it relates to immortality.

Imago Dei

From Luther's Commentary of Genesis, Dr. King records a description of "Imago Dei," which means the image of God. Martin Luther was an author, German priest, theologian and influencer of Dr. King.

Charles Renouvier

Dr. King outlines the philosophical career of Charles Renouvier.

Origen

Dr. King records biographical information about Origen.

Augustine (Concept of Evil)

Dr. King quotes theologian St. Augustine's "Confessions."

Man (His Need for God)

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

Schleiermacher (Religion & Ethics)

Dr. King quotes and writes about Friedrich Schleiermacher’s view in “Speeches on Religion” that criticizing a man’s actions is not criticizing his religion because he does not act from his religion. The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”

The True Nature of Religion

Dr. King discusses the true nature of religion as both an inward and outward experience. The subject "He" is unidentified.

Hegel System Diagram

Dr. King outlines notes regarding Hegel's system, which includes logic, nature, the mind and the spirit.

God (Definition)

Dr. King records ideas on Karl Marx's and John Dewey's definitions of God.