This ground-breaking study reveals an unorganized and previously unacknowledged religion at the heart of American culture. Nature, Albanese argues, has provided a compelling religious center throughout American history.
Traces the multiple histories of nature worship in America, the varied moral and spiritual responses, and the connections between the movements and individuals. Considers well known and unknown figures, forms of natural healing, and antinature sentiments. Finds the unorganized religion to be at the heart of the culture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)