This is one of nine sermons Earl Davis kept together in a string-bound collection. All but one are undated. The dated one comes with an envelope 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.
A discussion of the sins of self-indulgence and where they lead -- loneliness. Davis suggests we turn away ourselves and instead focus on others, with an aim to serve. He uses Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" as an analogy for the selfish life's consequences.
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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy
Davis, Earl Clement, "The Rejected Corner Stone [String-Bound Sermons]" (1906). Sermons, 1905-1919. 22.