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Nature Religion in America

From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age

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.

284 pages | 12 halftones, frontispiece | 6 x 9 | © 1990

Chicago History of American Religion

History: American History

Native American Studies

Religion: American Religions

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Martin E. Marty
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
Suggestions for Further Reading

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