The World's Parliament of Religions : The East/West Encounter, Chicago, 1893 Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Indiana University Press
- Publication Date: 25/09/2009
- Category: Philosophy of religion
- ISBN: 9780253221667