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Religion, Nature and Science in early America



Differing Views of the Land and its Resources:

Native Americans
African Americans
Europeans
(e.g., improving the land)
Presence of the Sacred: In Nature or Transcendent?

Protestants' Differing Views of Nature: Relationship to Evil, Good; to Election; to Providence, etc.

Deism and Nature

Science: Piety or Blasphemy?

Concepts of Time, Seasons: Differing Views