Sermons, 1902-1904

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circa 1902-1904


This sermon is about what it takes to be a truly religious person, and the ways these simple necessities are complicated and obfuscated by both individuals and institutions, especially churches.

While this manuscript has no date, it is clear from the reference in the first paragraph to "the President of the University" that this sermon dates from Earl Davis' time as a student at Harvard Divinity School. In addition, there is the notation "(9) Sermons I" at the top, which suggests this may have been written for a class.

The primary downloadable document, also embedded as a pdf below, contains the original document followed by the transcription.

Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Micah 6:8

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