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

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University of Chicago Press, 24 sept. 1991 - 267 pages
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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The Case for Nature Religion
1
Nature and Culture in Early America
16
From the Revolution That Was Lawful to the Destiny That Was Manifest
47
Transcendental Religion and Its Legacies
80
Natural Sin and Healing Grace in the Nineteenth Century
117
Natures Nation in the Late Twentieth Century
153
Epilogue
199
Notes
203
Suggestions for Further Reading
239
Index
261
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Catherine L. Albanese is J. F. Rowny Distinguished Professor Emerita in Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of numerous books, including A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion.

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