In this sermon, Davis lays out the social problems of the day -- rapid modernization, the shift to democracy from autocracy, the Southern race problem, seeming religious decline--and a misunderstanding of liberal religion (living a life of pure moral living). He preaches that education is the first part of the solution, and that religion--or building in the motivation to live in recognition of the divine in us-- is the second part. The first focus must be on self-improvement and to teach by example: live a life trusting in God and doing good.
According to the envelope in which this manuscript was stored, this sermon was written January 8th and 9th of 1904 and given on the 10th in East Boston. It would also be delivered in several other venues.
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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Psalms 37:1-10, Psalms 37:3
Davis, Earl Clement, "Education the Means; Religion the Dynamic" (1904). Sermons, 1902-1904. 5.