World's Parliament of Religions The East/West Encounter, Chicago 1893
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Conceived as a magnificent display of the major religions of the world, the 1893 Parliament sought to unite "all religion against irreligion." A singular moment in the creation of a more pluralistic religious culture in America, it introduced many Americans to Eastern religions and meditative practices such as yoga. Some in the Christian community saw the gathering as a sign of the approaching fulfillment of the missionary's hope to evangelize the world, while others saw a divided Christendom under threat from the religions of the East. Richard Hughes Seager explores this fascinating event in all its complexities and, in a new preface, summarizes recent research and reflects on religious pluralism in an age of religious extremism.
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Preface to the Paperback Edition|
|A Millennial City|
|The Columbian Myth of America|
|The Midway Plaisance and the Magic of the White City|
|An Ingathering of Nations and Tribes|
|On Mars Hill|
|"A Rapt Gaze into the Millennium"|
|Further and Fractious Missions|
|Acts of Apostles|
|Beyond the White City|