Sermons, 1902-1904

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This sermon, preached in Pittsfield’s Unity Church on November 27, 1904, and the previous one, “The Modern Pioneer,” also preached in Pittsfield’s Unity Church a week earlier on November 20, 1904, are sermons likely preached as part of the process through which Earl Davis secured the ministry of the Unity Church in Pittsfield, which commenced in April, 1905. This sermon was also given in Canton, MA on December 4th, 1904, Billerica, MA (not date given), and Sterling, MA (January 22, 1905).

Davis uses this sermon to argue for the individual and collective responsibility to think through the meanings of the Bible and Jesus' messages. He emphasizes not relying on authority, and extends this line of thinking to acting through moral issues. Davis also refers to William Ellery Channing's views of Man's divinity.

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


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Job 28:1-27, Galatians 6:1-10, Galatians 5:5

Rights Statement

Man's Responsibility



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