Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age

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University of Chicago Press, 24.09.1991 - 267 Seiten
Charts the multiple histories of American nature religion and explores the moral and spiritual responses the encounter with nature has provoked throughout American history. Traces the connections between movements and individuals. Includes figures from popular culture such as the Hutchinson Family Singers and Davy Crockett as well as Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and John Muir.
 

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Native Ground Nature and Culture in Early America
16
Republican Nature From the Revolution That Was Lawful to the Destiny That Was Manifest
47
Wildness and the Passing Show Transcendental Religion and Its Legacies
80
Physical Religion Natural Sin and Healing Grace in the Nineteenth Century
117
Recapitulating Pieties Natures Nation in the Late Twentieth Century
153
Epilogue
199
Notes
203
Suggestions for Further Reading
239
Index
261
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