John Henry Barrows
Second edition. Indexed. Illustrated. Preface by Mary Eleanor Barrows, Editor
John Henry Barrows (1847–1902) was an American divine of First Presbyterian Church and Chair of the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, bringing together renowned persons of different religious backgrounds from all over the world to increase interest in the studies of religions, and to clarify the misconceptions about varying religious traditions. He’s credited for introducing a new concept of tolerance and understanding between all nations and religions. He authored several books and two volumes of The World’s Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the World’s First Parliament of Religions, Held in Chicago in Connection with the Columbian Exposition of 1893.