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.

This sermon is a generous encouragement to be bold and seek the truth, seek righteousness, seek beauty, and seek justice. Davis states "Worship is not at all the attempt to pay tribute to some Deity, or to purchase favor from him. Rather, it is the essential impulse, which is [in] our very nature itself, the impulse to think the structural thoughts of the universe, to measure its ideal achieving capacity, to enter into its inner secrets, to penetrate its deepest and purest purposes, and feel ourselves caught up into the grasp of its onrushing majesty, and know that we are a part of its creating and developing power. That is aspiration, and when that aspiration comes to its moments of conscious relationship in the infinite, it is worship. It is the fundamental fact of life."

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

Rights Statement

What Go Ye Out to Seek?



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