This was Davis' first sermon after the outbreak of World War I. He blames the war on international industrial imperialism's century-long development. He states that this horrible consequence was to be expected given the imperialistic tendencies of all the nations involved (including the US), an imperialism driven by commerce and proselytizing so-called Christianity. Yet, Davis sees reason to hope, by working to establish a better world order based on democracy and humanity.
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Earl Clement Davis, minister, religion, Unitarianism, World War I
Davis, Earl Clement, "The New Era" (1914). Sermons, 1905-1919. 11.