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Inherit the Holy Mountain


Book Description: 

Inherit the Holy Mountain (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Mark Stoll describes the religious roots of American environmentalism. Religion provided environmentalists with moral and cultural framework for nature and the environment and shaped their powerful advocacy. The book uses representative works of art to illustrate how specific denominational origins corresponded with certain ideas about nature.


Author Bio: 

Mark Stoll is Associate Professor of History and Director of Environmental Studies. He also authored Protestantism, Capitalism, and Nature in America and co-edited To Love the Wind and the Rain: Essays in African American Environmental History.