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circa 1905


Discusses the place of charity in American democracy, Ideally that the conditions of society should reduce the need to a minimum. Important to note the change in 1-Corinthians 13:13 from "faith, hope and charity" to "faith, hope and love." This presents a very optimistic picture of the possibilities of American democracy.

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

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Lecture Eight: The Place of Charity in a Democratic Community [19th into 20th Centuries]



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