Professor Eric Ziolkowski stands in front of a door.Eric Ziolkowski, Manson Professor of Bible and head of religious studies, is an expert on this episode of the History Channel’s History This Week podcast. He provides his expertise about the Parliament of the World’s Religions at the Chicago’s World Fair in 1893, which featured “an unprecedented gathering of leaders from many different faiths all over the world … What happened when tension among religious leaders unfolded in front of thousands of American spectators? And how did this Parliament help broaden the country’s understanding of religion?” Listen to the podcast.

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