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Scientific Method

Dr. King discusses the scientific method according to Henry Nelson Wieman's "Issues of Life."

My Dream: Julian Bond and the Constitution by MLK

Saturday, January 22, 1966

Dr. King elaborates on the "hypocritical" and "high-handed injustice" executed by the United States and their refusal to seat Julian Bond for the Georgia State Legislature. Abraham Lincoln is highlighted for his exercise of the democratic right in his stance against Congress involving the United States war with Mexico. Dr. King asserts the irony in the method of Mr. Bond's colleagues and critics whom either indirectly or directly supported racial segregation. Dr.

Tritheism

Dr. King notes the definition of tritheism.

Sin

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

Schleiermacher (Religion as More Than Knowledge)

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher’s “Speeches on Religion.” The full title of this work is “On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers.”

Events

Dr. King quotes Lawrence's dissertation on the meaning of events in nature.

Sacrifice

Dr. King interprets Proverbs 21:3 to mean that God wants righteousness and justice not burnt offerings.

Prayer

Dr. King notes William James' description of prayer.

God

Dr. King references the Book of Amos regarding the ethics of God. According to the scriptures God is just and fair and demands "justice and sacrifice."

Science Surpasses the Social Order

Dr. King wrote this essay during his career at Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951. In the paper, he discusses the disproportionate growth of science and technology compared with that of the social order. Referencing the sociological term, Dr. King refers to this predicament as "cultural lag." He attributes this problem to the "lack of world brotherhood" and asserts that the survival of civilization depends on global unity. Drawing on Republican politician Wendall Wilkie and Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Dr.

Sabellianism

Dr. King defines "Sabellianism" as the concept of acknowledging God as one entity with three modes.

Descartes

Dr. King quotes Rene Descartes' discovery of his famous principle. The idea, "I think, therefore I am," Descartes says, is essential, irrefutable and fitting to be the first principle of his philosophy.

Religion (Definition)

Dr. King quotes Auguste Sabatier's "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion Based on Psychology and History."

Sin

Dr. King compares the understanding of several philosophers on the subject of sin.

Messianic Hope

Dr. King writes these notes on "Messianic Hope" from Isaiah 11:6 and 11:8. He quotes Ludwig Feuerbach, a German philosopher, from his work "The Essence of Religion."

Truth

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

Agnosticism

Dr. King quotes Ernst Haeckel's "The Riddle of the Universe."

Satan

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

Social Ethics

Dr. King cites the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy and expresses that "the death penalty is applied to anyone who steals from his brother or carries him away in slavery."

Apologist

Dr. King cites information regarding the historical background of the Apologists and their role in defending Christianity.

Metaphysics

Dr. King notes an insight from American psychologist and philosopher William James regarding metaphysics.

Ferm, Vergilius (ed)

Dr. King cites a book written by Vergilius Ferm that discusses theology in America.

Different Meanings of Prehension

Dr. King outlines the different meanings of "prehension" in Alfred North Whitehead's books Science and the Modern World and Process and Reality.

Notecard Listing Various Scriptures from Isaiah

Dr. King lists numerous scriptures from the Old Testament book of Isaiah related to the topics of righteous living, anger and sin.

Mind

Dr. King writes on Herbert Spencer's interpretation of the mind.

Dogmatics

Dr. King records a note on the function of dogmatic theology and a quote from Karl Barth's "Church Dogmatics: The Doctrine of the Word of God."

Religion

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

Schleiermacher

Dr. King records Friedrich Schleiermacher's views on religion, sin and redemption.

Knudson, Albert

Dr. King references Albert Knudson's "The Doctrine of Redemption."

God

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