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Making nature sacred : literature, religion, and environment in America from the Puritans to the present

Author: John Gatta
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has to be fully recognized. This book explores how the quest for 'natural revelation' has been pursued through successive phases  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Gatta
ISBN: 0195165055 9780195165050 0195165063 9780195165067
OCLC Number: 53937793
Description: xii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Landfall: the new world as new creation --
Meditating on the creatures in early American life and letters --
Intimations of an environmental ethic in the writings of Jonathan Edwards --
"Revelation to US": green shoots of romantic religion in antebellum America --
Variations on nature: from the old manse to the white whale --
"Rare and delectable places": Thoreau's imagination of sacred space at Walden --
Post-Darwinian visions of divine creation --
Imagined worlds: the lure of numinous exoticism --
Reclaiming the sacred commons --
Learning to love creation: the religious tenor of contemporary ecopoetry.
Responsibility: John Gatta.
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