The World's Parliament of Religions: The Columbian Exposition of 1893: Volume 2

The World's Parliament of Religions: The Columbian Exposition of 1893: Volume 2

by John Henry Barrows


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Religion is the greatest fact of 1-fistory. This book will show that it is one of the most picturesque and interesting. These volumes are enriched with views of Eastern Temples, painted and tiled Pagodas, superb and stately Mosques, humble meeting-houses and all the beautiful forms of Christian architecture in Europe and America. How these efforts of Man to embody his thoughts of God and of worship give a celestial gleam and glory to his struggling and sorrowing life! The human soul, with its upward look, catching the reflection of Heaven, transfigures the sombre annals of Time. This book records a grand event, the most important incident of the greatest of World Expositions. In preparing for it, the editor of these volumes has been brought into friendly and delightful relations with Catholic Archbishops, Greek Priests, Jewish Rabbis, disciples of the gentle Buddha and followers of the gravely-wise Confucius. Pleasant friendships have been formed with men of a score of Christian denominations. Contact with the learned minds of India has inspired a new reverence for the thought of the Orient. He has seen in imagination Milton's "Dusk faces, with white silken turbans wreathed." And, in the disciples of Zoroaster and of the Prophet of Islam, he has found the spirit of the truest human brotherhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773750583
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Pages: 818
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.62(d)

About the Author

Rev. Dr. John Henry Barrows (1847-1902) was an American clergyman of First Presbyterian Church and Chairman of the 1893 General Committee on the Congress of Religions (later to be known as the World's Parliament of Religions). He was the one who claimed that Abraham Lincoln had become a Christian in 1863.

Barrows is best known for organizing and leading World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago by bringing together renowned persons of different religious backgrounds from all over the world to increase interest in the studies of religions, clarify the misconceptions about varying religious traditions, and seemingly to show the supremacy of one religion over another. He is more credited for introducing a new concept of "tolerance" and "understanding" between all nations and religions through Parliament of Religions for Americans.

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