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This is from a collection of manuscripts—mostly class papers— written while Davis was a student at Harvard Divinity School, 1902-1904. This manuscript is clearly for the Homiletics II class he took during the 1903-04 academic year.

A sermon, "The Conquest of Unconscious Sin," that served as Davis's class paper for Homiletics II. It starts with a story from Quebec, "Le Chien d'Or" or "The Golden Dog." The story is a kind of "what goes around comes around" story about the silent triumph of a wronged person, Philibert, over his tormentors. The point of the sermon is that we must make an effort to have a clean heart and a right spirit, otherwise we will succumb to unconscious sin.

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Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy

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Homiletics II: The Conquest of Unconscious Sin



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