Worship and Wilderness: Culture, Religion, and Law in Public Lands Management / Edition 1

Worship and Wilderness: Culture, Religion, and Law in Public Lands Management / Edition 1

by Lloyd Burton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299180840

ISBN-13: 9780299180843

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Burton (law and public policy, U. of Colorado, Denver) looks at how the forces of culture, religion, and constitutional law have affected the management of U.S. public lands. Drawing on case studies of national parks and monuments, national forests, and other public lands, he applies spiritual and legal concepts to a variety of recent land use disputes. Particular

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Burton (law and public policy, U. of Colorado, Denver) looks at how the forces of culture, religion, and constitutional law have affected the management of U.S. public lands. Drawing on case studies of national parks and monuments, national forests, and other public lands, he applies spiritual and legal concepts to a variety of recent land use disputes. Particular attention is paid to clauses in the First Amendment concerning the free exercise of religion. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299180843
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Part 1.Culture and Spirituality
1.Full Circle: Return to the Source3
2.Contemplation and Connection: Indigenous Spirituality and the Environment28
3.Nature as Haven, Nature as Hades: The Role of Wilderness in Immigrant Religions47
Part 2.Law
4.Culture and Justice: Nature and the Rule of Law in the "New World"71
5.Of Walls and Windows: Church-State Separation and Religious Accommodation97
Part 3.Management of Public Lands and Resources
6.Rising to Heaven or Risen from Hell? Culture, Conflict, and Consensus at Devils Tower National Monument123
7.Other Spaces, Other Cases: Worship and Multiple-Use Management of Public Lands145
8.Birthing the Woolly Cow: The Contested Legal Reconstruction of the American Bison170
9.Conservation and Cultural Renewal: Hunting, Gathering, and Cleansing the Waters194
10.Pacific Rim Variations: Between East and West218
Part 4.Charting a Common Course
11.Coming Home: Euro-Americans and Contemplative Rediscovery of the "New World"251
12.The National Commons as Sacred Space: Making Peace in the Field and Defending It in Court285
Notes303
Index333

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