Wilde's "Doer of Good" Featured in Fort Collins Sermon (1914)

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Title

Wilde's "Doer of Good" Featured in Fort Collins Sermon (1914)

Subject

Oscar Wilde

Description

According to this news story, Oscar Wilde's poem "The Doer of Good" featured prominently in a new sermon at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins in 1914. The sermon was given by Rev. W.A. Phillips. The poem grapples with the complexities of sin and the power of divine forgiveness. It is notable that Wilde's words were invoked in such a religious setting  nearly 20 years after his arrest for "gross indecency" in London; however, the nature of the poem's subject matter perhaps made such quotation more meaningful in light of Wilde's conviction.

Creator

Fort Collins Weekly Courier

Source

Newspapers.com

Publisher

"The Master Passion," Fort Collins Weekly Courier, January 23, 1914, pp. 4

Date

January 23, 1914

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Rights

Public domain -- printed before 1926

Format

JPEG

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper

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Citation

Fort Collins Weekly Courier, “Wilde's "Doer of Good" Featured in Fort Collins Sermon (1914),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed November 26, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/182.