Harvard University Press
Scholars have written extensively about this historic development in American religious culture. In Church in the Wild, Brett Malcolm Grainger builds upon that body of scholarship and offers a fresh view of the ways that praying in the woods altered evangelical Christianity in the United States and Americans’ understandings of the natural world. “Evangelicals participated in the most popular movement of nature spiritualism in nineteenth-century America,” Grainger argues, “a movement based upon the conviction that the natural world was enlivened by Christ, the alpha and omega of all created things” (p. 3).
McBride, Spencer W.
"Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss4/12