Sermons, 1905-1919

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On the 100th anniversary of the Haystack Prayer meeting in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Davis sets out to explain the origin of Christianity's missionary efforts. He traces Christianity's intellectual/administrative sources to Jewish tradition, Greek philosophy, and Roman government. The sermon feels unfinished, and there is a note confirming this. However, it is noted as being preached on Oct 14, 1906.

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

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The Missionary Spirit



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