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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A religion which deifies the phenomena of physical nature, such as the heavenly bodies, fire, the wind, trees, etc.; also, the principles or practice of such a religion.


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  • In the early 1980s and 1990s, environmentalism was a non-issue with many evangelicals who often labeled it as something akin to nature-worship.

    Compassion Rising 2007

  • The late and superficial conversion of the Baltic lands to Christianity, after the fourteenth century, coupled with the fact that persecution drove pagan faiths temporarily underground instead of eliminating them altogether, allowed the ancient nature-worship to prevail in forms inoffensive to the clergy, as in the guise of outdoor walks.

    Kant's Philosophical Development Schönfeld, Martin 2007

  • Apparently through all traditional time their cultus has been the rudest and most primitive form of nature-worship, the attaching of

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan Isabella Lucy 2004

  • Theirs was an almost obliterated Buddhism, overlaid with a nature-worship fantastic as their own landscapes, elaborate as the terracing of their tiny fields; but they recognized the big hat, the clicking rosary, and the rare Chinese texts for great authority; and they respected the man beneath the hat.

    Kim 2003

  • Each is unlike the rest; but through them all flash in vivid gleams a dazzling witchery of style, a bewildering originality, a passionate nature-worship, and an imagination which at times takes away the breath.

    Shallow Soil 2003

  • To feel the presence of natura naturans is at the heart of romantic nature-worship.


  • On the one side are forms of human beauty, majesty, and passion, in which the original groundwork of nature-worship is as much as possible concealed by the working of a plastic imagination; on the other side are forms bestial or grotesque, featureless and passionless, exhibiting nature-worship in one of its lowest stages.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851 Various

  • The worship of Jehovah had been powerfully corrupted from two sources; on the one hand, from the early influence of the Canaanitish Baal worship, practically a nature-worship, which set morality at defiance, xxiii. 18; and on the other, from her powerful Assyrian conquerors.

    Introduction to the Old Testament John Edgar McFadyen

  • This astrolatry, originally a kind of fetichism, became nature-worship, and gradually rose to the worship of the intelligence manifested to our contemplation in the movement of the heavenly luminaries.

    A Comparative View of Religions Johannes Henricus Scholten

  • Their original form of nature-worship had been much affected by Hindu influences, and even now they retain rites connected with the worship of Siva.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria" Various


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