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Totalitarianism

Dr. King quotes a modern historian on their ideas of totalitarianism.

Kant Critiques Other Philosophers

Dr. King contemplates Immanuel Kant's critique of other philosophers. Kant finds limitations in the ideologies of Hume, Leibniz, and Locke. He believes Hume and Leibniz to fall short on their understandings of knowledge. Kant further reproaches Hume and Locke as ignorant for viewing the senses as a viable explanation of consciousness.

History

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

Category Time

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

Social Ethics in Psalms

Dr. King writes about social ethics as discussed in Psalms 72.

God

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

Nationalism

Dr. King quotes Charles Summer, stating that being "children of a common Father" is a "more sacred bond" than being a citizen.

Schleiermacher and Original Sin

This note card documents a passage from Friedrich Schleiermacher's "The Christian Faith" regarding original sin. Dr. King's note collection contains many cards that reference the theologian's work and ideas.

Schleiermacher (Elements of Pantheism)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “Speeches on Religion” and writes that it reminds him of Spinoza’s intellectual love of God. The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”

Syllabus in Preaching and Worship

This syllabus for the course "Preaching and Worship" details the topics to be covered during the course. The following key topics are included: The Preaching Ministry of the Church, The Preparation of the Sermon, and Worship.

Sin

Dr. King offers two possible interpretations of Psalms 53:1.

Sin

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

Morehouse College's Standing Among 192 Colleges

This document ranks Morehouse College against other colleges in a variety of areas, including endowment, number of Ph.D's on the faculty, and graduates with Ph.D's.

References (Religion and Philosophy)

Dr. King cites three articles about Borden Parker Bowne. The first, “Personalism and the Influence of Bowne,” was written by Edgar S. Brightman and appeared in the journal The Personalist.

Sin

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

Jesus: Humanity and Ethical Character

Dr. King lists verses from the New Testament on Jesus as an ethical character and man as sinner.

Sin

Dr. King writes on sin as described in Jeremiah 4:22.

Location & Situation

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

Catholicism

Dr. King references American theologian Niebuhr's ideas regarding Catholicism and quotes, "It pretended that the church could mediate the divine, mercy and judgement without itself standing under that judgement or requiring that mercy." This quotes derives from Niebuhr's book "The Pope's Domesticated God."

Judgement or Justice

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

Cyprian of Carthage

Dr. King briefly outlines the life of Saint Cyprian of Carthage.

Mastering Our Fears

Dr. King discusses fear, the healthy and unhealthy fears humanity has, the need to overcome fear, and steps in mastering fear.

Letter from James Hamilton and Frank Pohlhaus

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James Hamilton and Francis Pohlhaus offer the Leadership Conference Executive Committee a list of recommendations on school desegregation. They also provide information on reasons why goals toward equal education have not been progressing as needed.

Friday, March 31, 1967

Ritschl

Dr. King records a quote of Albrecht Ritschl regarding Christology.

Note Card on Hugo of St. Victor

This note card concerns Hugo of St. Victor's dealings with theology and mysticism.

Meister Eckhart

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

Religion

Dr. King cites Edward S. Ames' beliefs regarding religion.

Day of the Lord

Dr. King writes about the "Day of the Lord," as mentioned in the Old Testament book, Zephaniah.

Barth

Dr. King writes about Karl Barth's theology regarding revelation.

War

Dr. King quotes the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches on war in an atomic age being a sin against God, as reported in The Christian Century.

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