The 1893 World's Parliament of Religions

It was a landmark event in the history of the world. The first interfaith event of it's size. Ten thousand letters were sent as part of its organization. High profile figures opposed it including the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Books

There are many books about the World's Parliament of Religions. Here is a selection of some of the earliest ones that can be viewed as PDFs.

The World's Parliament of Religions, Volume I

An illustrated and popular story of the world's first parliament of religions, held in the Columbian Exposition of 1893

Edited by the Rev. John Henry Barrows, DD

Chairman of the general committee on religious congresses of the world's congress auxiliary.

Published in 1893

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The World's Parliament of Religions, Volume II

An illustrated and popular story of the world's first parliament of religions, held in the Columbian Exposition of 1893

Edited by the Rev. John Henry Barrows, DD

Chairman of the general committee on religious congresses of the world's congress auxiliary.

Published in 1893

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Neely's History of The Parliament of Religions and Religious Congresses at the World's Columbian Exposition

Edited by Prof. Walter R. Houghton

Published in 1894

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World's Religious Congresses

The World's Congress Auxiliary of the World's Columbian Exposition. Chicago, 1893

By Rev. L.P. Mercer

Published in 1893

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