Nature Religion in America

by Catherine L. Albanese
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1991-09-24
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages: 267 pages
ISBN 13: 0226011461
ISBN 10: 9780226011462
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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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