Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is from the bound collection, Bundle #1, Manuscript #3, that includes sermons from May 22, 1908 to August 9, 1908.

This sermon characterizes the change in the idea of God from a "big man" who was fed and feted at festivals and who helped secure good outcomes from wars and other needs --"an occasional visitor"-- to the idea that Jesus shared of God as spirit, best understood in analogy to the relation of a father to his children. One "finds God" in everyday life, in the beauty of nature and how nature provides and in the loving relations of humans--"the Indwelling Goodwill."

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

Rights Statement

The Moral Significance of the Evolution of a Religious Faith From the Idea of God As An Occasional Visitor To The Idea of God As the Indwelling Goodwill



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