This begins with the Papal Bull of 1302 by Pope Boniface VIII asserting the absolute divine right to rule over the world both spiritually and temporally. It then looks back at the contributions of Greece (ideas and knowledge), Judaism (monotheism and religion), Rome (governance and administration), and then the Germanic tribes (individual liberty) leading up to the reformation and beyond.
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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, history
Davis, Earl Clement, "Lecture One: Freehand Charity of the 14th Century" (1905). Origins of Modern Religion, Modern Charity and Modern Labor Problems. 1.