Author Traces Rise of Environmentalism

Daily Freeman News - The Olana Partnership is sponsoring a lecture by Mark Stoll, a professor of history at Texas Tech University and author of “Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism” at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Wagon House Education Center at Olana State Historic Site, state Route 9G.

Stoll will discuss how certain denominations in the United States made nature a moral and political force, with a focus on how these ideas influenced artist Frederic Church's work.

Stoll's scholarship gets to the heart of environmentalism's history and the intersections with religion and art movements, organizers say.

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