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Bible

Dr. King quotes John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle on the significance of the Bible.

Religion

Dr. King quotes Robert Flint’s “The Philosophy of History.”

God

Dr. King quotes St. Thomas Aquinas on the concept of God.

God

Here, Dr. King writes a theoretical view of the existence of God.

Suffering

Dr. King quotes and comments on Shakespeare's "Henry V."

God (I Chronicles)

Dr. King interprets I Chronicles 16:14 as implying monotheism.

God

Dr. King references God and quotes theologian Paul Tillich from "Systematic Theology: Reason and Revelation."

God

ISRAEL

Dr. King writes about God, according to Jeremiah 3:12.

The Trinity

Dr. King analyzes Peter Abelard's argument on the interpretation of the Trinity as three attributes of one substance.

Man the Sinner

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

Essay Describing MLK as a Historical Leader

Montgomery, AL

Dr. King is highlighted for his admirable leadership in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. King's deep spiritual convictions and charter traits allowed him to lead the people in Montgomery. He is described as a man of deep humility, showman and a highly intelligent leader.

Note Card on Hugo of St. Victor

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

War

Dr. King cites a quote concerning "war" from Oswald Spengler's "The Return of the Caesars," an article featured in The American Mercury.

Mysticism

Dr. King cites Psalms 17:15, surmising that the vision of God is a mystical union with God.

Worship

Dr. King describes the challenge of the Protestant Church as finding a balance between objective and subjective worship.

God the Inescapable

Dr. King references the book of Psalms regarding the topic "God the Inescapable." King speaks about man attempting to hide from God, but ultimately expresses that this impossible to do.

Religion

Dr. King's focuses on religious beliefs and their relation to intellectual concepts.

Traditionalism

Dr. King quotes Edgar S. Brightman’s “Introduction to Philosophy.”

The Self

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

Philosopher (definition)

Dr. King quotes poet William Wordsworth's definition of a philosopher.

Secular

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.

John Scotus Eriugena

Dr. King quotes philosopher John Scotus Eriugena.

God

This scripture, deriving from the Old Testament biblical book of Isaiah, illustrates God as holy.

Satan

Dr. King records a note on the Bok of Job, chapter 1, verses 11 and 12.

Miracles

EGYPT, ISRAEL

Dr. King paraphrases the Old Testament scripture of Exodus chapter 13, verse 22, in which God leads the Israelites with a cloud by day and a a pillar of fire by night.

Scientific Method (Definition)

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman’s article “Authority and the Normative Approach” in the Journal of Religion for a definition of the scientific method. He used this quote in his doctoral dissertation, “A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.”

Monothelitism

Dr. King outlines the principles of Monothelitism.

Class Notes

Dr. King records notes from the biblical Book of Judges regarding topics such as knowledge, sin, the doctrine of God and ethics.

God's Omniscience

Dr. King references the Biblical Book of Psalms regarding God's omniscience. King notes that God knows everything before it is even done. This, however, does not have an effect on human free will.

Man

Dr. King references two quotations on a note card titled "Man."