"I was led to feel that all my life had been a preparation for this work; and that in a thousand ways provision had been made for its extraordinary needs." So wrote Charles Carroll Bonney, a Chicago lawyer, of his work in organizing the first Parliament of World's Religions in 1893. In this short work, George F. Dole examines Bonney's theology and personal beliefs, which were inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772).
Also included in this volume are two essays by Bonney himself, "The Genesis of the World's Religious Congresses of 1893" and "A World's Congress at the World's Fair."
About the Author
Rev. Dr. George F. Dole holds a B.A. from Yale, an M.A. from Oxford, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Now professor emeritus, Dr. Dole taught ancient languages, the Bible, and theology at the Swedenborg School of Religion in Newton, MA. His recent translations of the New Century Editions of Heaven and Hell, Divine Love and Wisdom, and Divine Providence have won critical acclaim. He is also the author of Freedom and Evil and Sorting Things Out.