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John Muir and “Godful” Nature

Department of Biology, California State University, Chico, CA 95928, USA
Religions 2012, 3(2), 266-288; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel3020266
Received: 12 March 2012 / Revised: 1 April 2012 / Accepted: 6 April 2012 / Published: 13 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spiritual Exemplars)
John Muir, America’s most influential conservationist, held a special view of Nature, one that treated Nature as “Godful” and “unredeemed” because, unlike humankind, Nature has not “fallen”. It is a view that asks us to adopt a gaiacentric, not anthropocentric, perspective on our place in the universe. This article explores the meaning and development of that view and how it came to define Muir’s faith and serve his noble purpose of preserving the Wilderness. View Full-Text
Keywords: nature; natural world; wilderness; Godful; gaiacentric; Taoist nature; natural world; wilderness; Godful; gaiacentric; Taoist
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Barnett, R. John Muir and “Godful” Nature. Religions 2012, 3, 266-288.

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