Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

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Index
Abbey, Edward, 145, 160, 227
Adirondack Mountains, 96–99, 259n.48
Affirmative Way theology and mysticism, 44–45, 184, 207210
African-American versions of environmental literature, 7, 176181
Agassiz, Louis, 96, 136, 151
Ahimsa(avoiding harm to another), 51
Alaska, 150, 157–158, 175, 182
Albanese, Catherine, 6
The American Woman's Home (Catharine Beecher), 106
Ammons, A. R., 200, 225, 227, 228
Apocalypse, environmental versions of, 39, 118, 147, 166, 170, 196, 221, 239
Arctic Dreams(Barry Lopez), 181–187
Aristotle, ethical philosophy of, 69
Arte of Divine Meditation(Joseph Hall), 38
Augustine, Saint, 208
Austin, Mary, 11, 89, 145, 157–162
attraction to arid landscapes, 158, 159–161
ethnographic aspect of her environmental imagination, 158, 160–161, 162
personal circumstances relevant to portrayal of Mojave country, 158–159
religious background and disposition of, 159
works: Christ in Italy, 159; Earth Horizon, 159; The Land of Little Rain, 158–162
Bartram, John, 49, 253n.22
Bartram, William, 8–9, 45, 48–52, 54, 55
attitude toward animal creation, 50–52
conversion narrative, expression of, 52
works: Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, 48–52
Basho, Matsuo, 241
Baxter, Richard, 42
Beecher, Catharine, 106
Benedict, Saint, 106
Berry, Wendell, 7, 12, 13–14, 199207, 214, 226–235 (esp. 230234), 246
as author of poetry of meditation, 230–234
as critic of present-day nature poetry, 227–228

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