This compilation is a fecund and revealing resource containing major speeches, documents, and analysis of this seminal 1993 interreligious gathering in Chicago. In his contribution, editor Wayne Teasdale points out the Parliament's emphasis upon "interspirituality" which he defines as "an assimilation of insights, values, and spiritual practices from the various religions and their application to one's own inner life and development."

Anyone reading this enlightening collection of essays will appreciate the fine contributions by Thomas Berry on earth community, Byron L. Sherwin on inward journeys, and by Brother David Steindl-Rast on religion of the heart. "The Community of Religions" affirms the process of interfaith dialogue, the value of spiritual pluralism, and the development of a robust and enduring global ethic. This is an excellent resource on the meaning of global spirituality in the 1990s.