This is from the bound collection that includes sermons from August 30, 1908 to November 26, 1908. A handwritten note on the side of the manuscript says, “Published.” There has been no evidence found of a publication of this sermon.
A Thanksgiving Union Service preached at the South Congregational Church. Davis first discusses the misunderstandings of the Puritans -- as religious fanatics and dogmatists -- and urges instead that we see the Pilgrims as spiritually powerful and consecrated to changing life for the better against the corruption of the Court of King James. He goes on to urge that "we today" pick up some of the spirit of the Pilgrim in a consecrated fight against the Worship of Money, with all of its awful consequences, including child labor, inadequate wages, and women in the workforce. Davis states that we should push back against this worship and instead worship righteousness and the primacy of each human life.
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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy
Davis, Earl Clement, "The Puritan Spirit in the Life of Today" (1908). Sermons, 1905-1919. 93.