Nature Religion in America

From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age

Catherine L. Albanese

Nature Religion in America
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Catherine L. Albanese

284 pages | 12 halftones, frontispiece | 6 x 9 | © 1990
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226011462 Published September 1991
This ground-breaking study reveals an unorganized and previously unacknowledged religion at the heart of American culture. Nature, Albanese argues, has provided a compelling religious center throughout American history.
Contents
Foreword, by Martin E. Marty
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Case for Nature Religion
1. Native Ground: Nature and Culture in Early America
2. Republican Nature: From the Revolution That Was Lawful to the Destiny That Was Manifest
3. Wildness and the Passing Show: Transcendental Religion and Its Legacies
4. Physical Religion: Natural Sin and Healing Grace in the Nineteenth Century
5. Recapitulating Pieties: Nature's Nation in the Late Twentieth Century
Epilogue
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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