Sermons, 1905-1919

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

In this sermon, Davis proposes to consider criminal justice from the position of two key principles: (1) Humans are each individually the sites of divinity, or "the Great Good Will" and (2) Human experience over history, and in each person's lifetime, is a disciplining of this Great Good Will. With these two principles in mind he goes on to consider current practice in criminal justice where there is an increasing shift from a focus on the societal impacts to the impacts on individual offenders. He begins to consider juvenile justice reform, but the sermon ends mid-sentence, incomplete.

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

Rights Statement

The Need of Extending More Rational Methods in Dealing with the Small Offenders Against the Social Order



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