Theh World's Parliament of Religions

Theh World's Parliament of Religions

by Richard Hughes Seager
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253221668

ISBN-13: 9780253221667

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253221667
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Religion in North America Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
786,246
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Paperback Reissue
Introduction
I. A Millennial City
1. The Columbian Myth of America
2. The Midway Plaisance and the Magic of the White City
II. An Ingathering of Nations and Tribes
3. Chicago’s Pentecost
4. On Mars Hill
5. "A Rapt Gaze into the Millennium"
III. Further and Fractious Missions
6. Acts of Apostles
7. Beyond the White City
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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