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An overall very positive review of George Bernard Shaw's introduction to his play Androcles and the Lion. Davis takes Shaw's bait -- "Why not give Christianity a trial" -- and discusses the playwright's compelling vision for revisioning Christianity for the modern world. Davis states that "the point is that the pathway of history is strewn with the remains of dead Gods. They are dying today. In all the fields of modern activity we make our generalizations in accord with the facts of experience."

While this manuscript has no date, Davis wrote another piece on George Bernard Shaw in 1913 ("The Court Jester to King Bourgeois"). Additionally, "Androcles and the Lion" was published and first performed in 1912. It is reasonable to date this piece around the same time.

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


Earl Clement Davis, minister, George Bernard Shaw, Androcles and the Lion, playwright, dramatist

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