Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection that includes sermons from August 30, 1908 to November 26, 1908.

In this sermon, Davis criticizes the notion that faith is opposed to doubt, calling it perniciously false. He discusses one of the most successful works of 19th century literature, Robert Elsmere by Mrs Humphry Ward (Mary Augusta Ward), as well as the doubts of 19th century English divine Frederick William Robertson. The manuscript of this sermon is incomplete.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Frederick William Robertson, Robert Elsmere

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The Value of Doubt in Religious Life



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