Arborphilia and Sacred Rebellion

Authors

  • Bron Taylor University of Florida

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.v7i3.239

Keywords:

arborphilia, protest, Avatar

Abstract

While human perceptions of trees are variable, arborphilia—friendly or loving feelings toward trees—is common.1 Sometimes such fellow feeling precipitates rebellion.

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Published

2013-11-01

How to Cite

Taylor, B. (2013). Arborphilia and Sacred Rebellion. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 7(3), 239–242. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.v7i3.239

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