Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection that includes sermons from August 30, 1908 to November 26, 1908.

As a consequence of industrialization -- among other things -- Earl Davis believes that people have lost the sense of their own personal worth, instead seen as just a cog in a machine, entirely replaceable. This has created a great hunger for feeling and being of value. Davis says, "However hard we may struggle against the fact, do we not have to admit to ourselves at times this feeling of the relative unimportance of our individual personal lives? Does not this hungering sense for a more absolute service and work in life grow out of the fact that we have largely obliterated our sense of the value and the importance of human life?"

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

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Our Growing Hunger for an Absorbing Service



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