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Because wilderness holds a variety of culturally imbued meanings, it is necessary to understand its cultural origins. The Judeo-Christian origins of western society generally are credited with portraying wilderness as a synonym for desolate, wild, and uninhabited lands manifesting God’s displeasure…
Author(s): George H. Stankey
Keywords: wilderness, cultural meanings, religion, heritage, attitudes
Source: Natural resources journal. 29(1): 9-24
Year: 1989