Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection that includes sermons from May 22, 1908 to August 9, 1908. The date for this sermon may be incorrect as Sunday fell on the 24th of May in 1908.

Starts with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson given on the anniversary of emancipation in the West Indies (August 1st, 1844) which (a) affirms that no human should ever be treated as property, and (b) that the arc of progress is toward justice, confirmed here. The bulk of the sermon is about problems in the relationship between employers and employees, of people not being treated as fully human. Davis believes the core of this issue to be moral, not economic.

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


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

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In the Service of the Country



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