Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection—“bundle #4”—that includes sermons from February 14, 1909 to December 26, 1909. Davis discusses Thomas Paine (1737-1809) in one of his history lessons provided in support of congregational education and written in the years before this sermon. See “Lecture IX: Thomas Paine and Theology Without the Church,”

Discusses the important contributions of Thomas Paine (1737-1809) to political thought -- including contributions to both the American and French revolutions -- and religious thought (with his book, The Age of Reason) for which he was harshly judged by the ecclesiastical authorities of the times. Earl Davis applauds his courageous commitment to saying his truth.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Thomas Paine

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Our Debt to Thomas Paine, Patriot and Freethinker



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