Sermons, 1905-1919

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Here is a list of all the sermons for Fall, 1908 made from the subsequent document a series of notices of sermons for September through December 1908. These included several "paragraph pulpits," which gave a kind of one-paragraph abstract of a sermon.

It seems almost certain that these sheets were used for announcements made in the local newspaper about upcoming services. Sermon topics included several on labor problems, problems with wealth accumulation and disparity, discussions of the nature of religion and the place of the church in religious observation (aimed at non-attenders) among others.

Only a few of these sheets have dates on them. But the titles of the sermons coordinate with sermon manuscripts that are dated. In a few cases, dates have been extrapolated.

In mid-October Earl Davis made a decision to offer a Sunday evening service in addition to the Sunday morning service. The announcement sheets include a short explanation for what he hoped to accomplish with the evening services.

The primary downloadable document contains the original document followed by the transcription. The bottom of each item page also features the primary document as an embedded pdf for browsing.

Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion

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Fall 1908 Sermons [List and Announcements]



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