This article examines the development of Henry David Thoreau's theology of the wild through his engagement with American Indians. Thoreau believed that for peoples' souls to survive being cut off physically from wilderness, they must cultivate this wilderness within–a feat they must learn–and appropriate–from indigenous peoples.
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Willsky-Ciollo, Lydia, "Apostles of Wilderness: American Indians and Thoreau's Theology of the Wild" (2018). Religious Studies Faculty Publications. 133.
Willsky-Ciollo, Lydia. "Apostles of Wilderness: American Indians and Thoreau's Theology of the Wild." The New England Quarterly 91.4 (2018): 551-591. https://doi.org/10.1162/tneq_a_00704.