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The World's Parliament of Religions : The East/West Encounter, Chicago, 1893, Paperback / softback Book

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

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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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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of religion
  • ISBN: 9780253221667

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