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

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

by Richard Hughes Seager
     
 

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Seager (religion, Harvard U.) locates the end of Protestant triumphalism in America and the beginning of 20th-century religious pluralism at a moment in 1893 when the American people saw, on a stage in Chicago, a Greek Orthodox archbishop, a Chinese Confucian scholar, a Shinto priest, a Buddhist from Ceylon, a Hindu, Asian Christians, and other representatives of then exotic and unknown religions, each dressed in their traditional religious garb. He explores how the gathering was called to unite the world's religious forces against irreligion, how the public reacted to it, and how people from the various religions interpreted it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780253351371
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1994
Series:
Religion in North America Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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