Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is one of nine sermons Earl Davis kept together in a string-bound collection. All but one are undated. However, this one was marked April 1, 1906. The other eight sermons were gathered together and hand-written on similar paper. Therefore, it is reasonable to date all of them from 1906, probably Spring 1906.

Davis reflects on how one could paint a dark picture of the world and its problems, but that it would be false because of each person's ability to choose the noble life. He states that "we, who can discover the laws of nature, we, who can feel the power and the thrill of fellowship with human beings, and penetrate the inner secrets of humanity, we, who can feel the mystic presence of the unseen, think you we are born to live a life of degrading self-indulgence and ease?"

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy

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Choosing the Noble Life [String-Bound Sermons]



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