Earl Davis discusses the history of the religious challenges brought on by progress in science. For Davis, this is fundamentally the question of rule of authority versus the rule of experience and science. He thinks this an ongoing problem, and sees authority remains a formidable demon.
Date refers to Date Given. While this text has no explicit date, the paper is identical to the paper from the clearly dated “Remarks at Tenth Anniversary,” and perhaps not coincidentally 1942 was the tercentenary of Galileo’s death.
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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, Copernicus, Galileo
Davis, Earl Clement, "From Copernicus to Galileo" (1943). Sermons, 1933-1953. 2.