Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection — “bundle #6” — that is labeled “Sermons During the War.” While there is no explicit date on this sermon, evidence in the text itself places it on Sunday April 29, 1917. The text references the recent entry of the United States into World War I (April 4, 1917) and the start of the Russian Revolution (March 8, 1917) the next Tuesday, May Day, May 1, 1917.

This sermon was given just after the US entry into World War I. Davis sees the war as the final nail in the coffin of what he calls "Graeco-Roman/Medieval absolutism",which would thereby release democracy and make it safe.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, World War I, George Burman Foster

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The Undercurrent of the Times



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