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The earth will appear as the Garden of Eden : essays on Mormon environmental history

Author: Jedediah S Rogers; Matthew C Godfrey
Publisher: Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2019]
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"Although scholars have increasingly investigated the impact of religion and religious movements on nature, studies of the interactions between Mormons and the natural environment are few. This volume applies the perspectives of environmental history to Mormonism, providing both a scholarly introduction to Mormon environmental history and a spur for historians to consider the role of nature in the Mormon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Earth will appear as the Garden of Eden.
Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018030659
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jedediah S Rogers; Matthew C Godfrey
ISBN: 9781607816546 1607816547
OCLC Number: 1043956683
Description: 1 online resource (376 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The promise and challenge of Mormon environmental history / by Jedediah S. Rogers and Matthew C. Godfrey --
History, nature, and Mormon historiography / by Jedediah S. Rogers --
The Lion of the Lord and the land : Brigham Young's environmental ethic / by Sara Dant --
Lost memory and environmentalism : Mormons on the Wasatch front, 1847-1930 --
/ by Thomas G. Alexander --
The natural world and the establishment of Zion, 1831-1833 / by Matthew C. Godfrey --
We seldom find either garden, cow, or pig : encountering environments in urban England and the American West / by Brett D Dowdle --
Mapping Deseret : vernacular Mormon mapmaking and spiritual geography in the American West / by Richard Francaviglia --
American Zion : Mormon culture and the creation of a national park / by Betsy Gaines Quammen --
Before the boom : Mormons, livestock, and stewardship / by Jeff Nichols --
The people cannot conquer the river : Mormons and water in the arid Southwest, 1865-1938 / by Brian Frehner --
There are millions of acres in our state : Mormon agrarianism and the environmental limits of expansion / by Brian Q. Cannon --
The prophet said to plant a garden : Spencer W. Kimball and the transformation of the Mormon agrarian tradition / by Nathan N. Waite --
For the strength of the hills : casting a concrete Zion / by Rebecca Andersen --
Epilogue: On the moral lessons of Mormon environmental history / by George B. Handley --
Appendix: Righteous dominion and compassion for the earth / by Marcus B. Nash.
Responsibility: edited by Jedediah S. Rogers and Matthew C. Godfrey.

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