Sermons, 1919-1924

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This sermon starts as a historical discussion about dealing with heretics and resolving doctrinal differences of opinion. He talks a lot about "heresy hunters". Davis argues against creeds and argues for engaging with different opinions productively. He argues that this is part of the essence of the Protestant Reformation. A handwritten notation indicates that he also read this sermon on September 25, 1949 in Petersham.

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

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The Need for A Spirit of Broad Fellowship. What Shall We Do with the Heretics?



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