Sermons, 1902-1904

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In this sermon, given the day before Labor Day, Davis provides an interesting analysis of Jean-Francois Millet's painting "L'homme à la houe" ("Man with a Hoe") and Edwin Markham's poem, "The Man with the Hoe," using them to argue the importance of having a job with purpose. He posits that purposive work is essential for a healthy soul, and it is part of our interdependence, both with all persons in common purpose and with God for the development of human souls.

Davis also delivered this sermon at Barnstable, MA on September 4, 1904.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Luke 12:22-48, Luke 12:34

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Labor and Brotherly Love



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