Making Nature Sacred

In this book, John Gatta argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood.

Making Nature Sacred

Making Nature Sacred

This book argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood. Making Nature Sacred explores how the quest for 'natural revelation' has been pursued through successive phases of American literary and intellectual history.

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Making Nature Sacred
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: John Gatta
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood. Making Nature Sacred explores how the quest for 'natural revelation' has been pursued through successive phases of American literary and intellectual history.
Making Nature Sacred
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: John Gatta
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-10-14 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Since colonial times, the sense of encountering an unseen, transcendental Presence within the natural world has been a characteristic motif in American literature and culture. American writers have repeatedly perceived in nature something beyond itself-and beyond themselves. In this book, John Gatta argues that the religious import of American environmental
At Home in Nature
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Rebecca Kneale Gould
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"Gould's attention to the ironies and ambivalences that abound in the practice of homesteading provides fresh and insightful perspective."--Beth Blissman, Oberlin College "This luminously written ethnography of the worlds that homesteaders make significantly broadens our understanding of modern American religion. In richly textured descriptions of the everyday lives and work
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology
Language: en
Pages: 662
Authors: Roger S. Gottlieb
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-09 - Publisher: OUP USA

Ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part I will explore
Rethinking Nathaniel Hawthorne and Nature
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Steven Petersheim
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-28 - Publisher:

A friend and associate of the Transcendentalists in Concord, Nathaniel Hawthorne has rarely been taken seriously as a writer interested in the natural world. This book seeks to redress this omission by elucidating the sense of environmentality that emanates from Hawthorne's romances and other writings. Hawthorne's sense of kinship with

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