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.

This sermon briefly details two origins of Christmas as a "winter solstice" celebration. The first from Rome celebrating the return of light -- with summer and its bounty -- and a focus on gift giving and the erasure of human distinctions in favor of common humanity. The second is about Teutonic ancestors with the Christmas Tree, its evergreen life promising future return to warmth and growth.

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

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The Joy of a Pagan Christmas



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