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Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

ISBN : 9780190697945

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Author: 
Mark Stoll
Pages
424 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Oct 2017
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In Inherit the Holy Mountain, historian Mark Stoll introduces us to the religious roots of the American environmental movement. Religion, he shows, provided environmentalists both with deeply-embedded moral and cultural ways of viewing the world and with content, direction, and tone for the causes they espoused.

Stoll discovers that specific denominational origins corresponded with characteristic sets of ideas about nature and the environment as well as distinctive aesthetic reactions to nature, as can be seen in key works of art analyzed throughout the book.

Stoll also provides insight into the possible future of environmentalism in the United States, concluding with an examination of the current religious scene and what it portends for the future. By debunking the supposed divide between religion and American environmentalism, Inherit the Holy Mountain opens up a fundamentally new narrative in environmental studies.

Index: 

Introduction
1. Calvinism and Nature: American Foundations
2. Origins of Conservation in the Puritan Landscape
3. Building the Moral Society: Farms, Forests, and Parks
4. Nature, Parks, and Emersonian Modernism
5. Progressive Presbyterian Conservation
6. Presbyterians and the Environmental Movement
7. Nature and New England's Outsiders
8. A New Era
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Index

About the author: 

Mark Stoll is Associate Professor of History and Director of Environmental Studies at Texas Tech University.

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