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Scientific Method and God

Dr. King quotes Henry Nelson Wieman on the knowledge of God being unscientific. The content of this card appears verbatim in King's doctoral dissertation, "A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman."

The Purpose of the State

Dr. King records some thoughts on the functions of the state.

Social Philosophy

Dr. King documents Paul Tillich's view towards Marxism.

Church, Negro

Dr. King provides insight on the interaction between the church and the Negro youth.

Niebuhr (Christ)

Dr. King writes on Niebuhr's perception of Christ.

Ethical Relativism

Dr. King outlines an unknown author's views on ethical relativism.

Knowledge

Dr. King references a biblical scripture regarding the topic knowledge.

Homogeneous Thoughts & Heterogeneous Thoughts

Dr. King describes Alfred North Whitehead's distinction between homogeneous and heterogeneous thought in "The Concept of Nature."

Ezekiel and Sin

Dr. King paraphrases the biblical verse Ezekiel 20:21. He states that the prophet makes it clear that among the greatest sins of the Israelites was "profaning the Sabbath."

Sabellianism

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

Essay Outline by John Mates on Helmut Richard Niebuhr

Friday, April 20, 1951

John Mates contests the influence of Helmut Richard Niebuhr written contributions to the church through his congruent philosophy with Jesus Christ's message. Mr. Mates further discusses the churches relations to the societal influences of politics and economics.

Theology

Dr. King asserts that religion and theology must coincide with one another because, "religion without theology is blind; theology without religion is empty."

Hegel

Dr. King references German philosopher, George Hegal, in this handwritten notecard.

Life (Poem)

Dr. King writes down part of playwright and composer Sir Noël Coward’s song “Twentieth Century Blues.”

Marx

Dr. King expounds on German philosopher Karl Marx and his belief that "material conditions furnished the cause of all historic movements."

Social Philosophy Seminar Outline

Dr. King’s outline of key figures and their respective works for the Social Philosophy course he taught at Morehouse College during the 1961-1962 academic year.

God

Dr. King quotes Friedrich Schleiermacher's "The Christian Faith."

Messianic Age

Dr. King reviews a bible verse that discusses the rule of the Messiah.

Sin

Dr. King paraphrases a scripture from the book of Leviticus that pertains to sin.

DeWolf, Harold

Dr. King references Harold DeWolf's book, "A Theology of the Living Church."

Social Justice

Dr. King notes that Isaiah 1:11-17 describes various forms of worship and declares that God will not hear them but demands righteousness and fulfillment of social obligations. He compares this passage with the prophet Amos.

Evil

Dr. King references the concept of evil.

Metaphysics

Dr. King quotes William James' perception of metaphysics.

God (Niebuhr Conception)

Dr. King quotes Reinhold Niebuhr's "The Nature and Destiny of Man" on the transcendence of God and His intimate relation to the world.

Religion

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

God: Hosea

Dr. King explores God as it relates to the book of Hosea.

Actual Occasions

Dr. King quotes philosopher Alfred North Whitehead's "Religion in the Making." He interprets the phases in events and how such events are perceived.

Man (Cause of Sin)

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

Sin

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

A. N. Whitehead

Dr. King quotes Alfred North Whitehead's view of the philosophy of science in The Concept of Nature.