Term Date: January 25 - May 7, 2021Meets Thursdays 6-8 PM Central Time, every other week
In this course, we examine the natural world and its relationship to American religion through a selection of memoirs and autobiographies that take us to a variety of locations and periods. We will explore among other places the woods around Walden Pond and Tinker Creek, the panhandle of Florida in the 1930s, and the streets of Detroit. In particular, we attend to race, gender, and class and the politics of writing about nature and religion. We will also consider the connections between nature, Unitarian Universalist history, and the environmental movement.