Nature & Supernature— Harmony & Mastery: Irony and Evolution in Contemporary Nature Religion

Authors

  • Bron Taylor University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i8.21

Keywords:

Neo-Paganism, supernatural, nature, evolution, irony, Catherine Albanese

Abstract

Nature religion devotees … seek harmony with nature through preservation of the natural world, but they simultaneously attempt to bend nature to their will, whether through physical, mental, or magical technique. Albanese shows how the mastery impulse supports repressive ideologies, spotlighting how notions of “natural law” and “rights” deployed nature as a religious symbol serving racist nationalism and ... manifest destiny.

Author Biography

Bron Taylor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Bron Taylor is Director of Environmental Studies and Oshkosh Foundation Professor of Religion at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Published

2020-08-11

How to Cite

Taylor, B. (2020). Nature & Supernature— Harmony & Mastery: Irony and Evolution in Contemporary Nature Religion. Pomegranate, 21–27. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i8.21

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