The Resource The World's Parliament of Religions : the East/West encounter, Chicago, 1893, Richard Hughes Seager

The World's Parliament of Religions : the East/West encounter, Chicago, 1893, Richard Hughes Seager

Label
The World's Parliament of Religions : the East/West encounter, Chicago, 1893
Title
The World's Parliament of Religions
Title remainder
the East/West encounter, Chicago, 1893
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hughes Seager
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1893 World's Parliament of Religions was much more than a religious assembly. It was conceived as a presentation of the major religious forces at work in the late nineteenth century. The goal of the Parliament was "to unite all religion against irreligion," and many observers celebrated that spirit. Some saw the Parliament as a sign of the coming fulfillment of missionaries' hope to evangelize the world, but others saw it as a disaster for missionaries. Some thought it proved the superiority of Christianity; others saw a victory for the religions of the East. Some thought the Parliament pointed toward the coming unity of all Christians, while for others it seemed a revelation of the forces dividing Christendom. Seager's beautifully fashioned narrative explores this fascinating event in all its complexities and establishes it as truly a watershed event in the emergence of a more pluralistic religious culture in America
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
291.1/72/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL21.W8
LC item number
S43 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Religion in North America
Label
The World's Parliament of Religions : the East/West encounter, Chicago, 1893, Richard Hughes Seager
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-202) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Catherine L. Albanese and Stephen J. Stein -- 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
Control code
ocm44958587
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 208 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585109527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36619607
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44958587
  • ebscoaca0585109524

Library Locations

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