The New Era, 1914

This sermon was preached, September 13, 1914, shortly after hostilities broke out in Europe, starting World War I.

Among the manuscripts left by Earl Davis were two versions of this sermon. One was an individual set of nine sheets of onion paper held together by a staple with the heading, “THE NEW ERA,” all in capital letters. The other was collected in “bundle #6,” “Sermons During the War,” and was on half sheets with the heading, “The New Era,” only initial capital letters. The typescript of the bundled sermon is identical to the typescript of the stand-alone version, but it also included a few hand-written changes.

Here I provide scanned versions of both manuscripts, and a transcription that identifies–using blue font–those small number of changes in the hand-written edits.