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World's Parliament of Religions The East/West Encounter, Chicago 1893

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ISBN-10: 0253221668

ISBN-13: 9780253221667

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard Hughes Seager

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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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Millennial City
The Columbian Myth of America
The Midway Plaisance and the Magic of the White City
An Ingathering of Nations and Tribes
Chicago's Pentecost
On Mars Hill
"A Rapt Gaze into the Millennium"
Further and Fractious Missions
Acts of Apostles
Beyond the White City
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index