Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection —“bundle #5”— that includes sermons from January 2, 1910 to January 15, 1911. Also included in the supplementary files are notes that Earl Davis wrote for this sermon. There are separate files for the original document scan and its transcription.

A brief discussion of Theodore Parker, ardent 19th century liberal Unitarian and abolitionist: an intellectually learned and brave man who was ahead of his times -- and suffered for it. Davis says:

"He is tremendously interesting for the romance of his own life, but he is not less so for the work that he is doing today. Many true and noble things he said, some daring and challenging, but not one seems to be truer, or more prophetic, than the words said on his death bed, 'There are two Theodore Parkers now; one is dying here in Italy; the other I have planted in America. He will live there and finish my work.' No small part of the seed, which is causing the great unrest of our time in religious, in political, in social life was sown here by that Theodore Parker that was planted here in America. That Theodore Parker, planted here in America, is preaching from all the pulpits that have any vital message today."

Date refers to Date Given.

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, philosophy, Theodore Parker

Rights Statement

Theodore Parker, The Man of Conviction



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