1900. Volume Eleven of Twenty-Three, Riverby Edition. John Burroughs emerged from an obscure boyhood in the Catskill Mountains to write more than thirty books, create the genre of the nature essay, and become the preeminent nature writer of his day. Through his essays in books and popular magazines, John Burroughs taught countless Americans to appreciate nature. Contents: A Retrospect; From the Artificial to the Natural; Science and Theology; Natural versus Supernatural; Faith and Credulity; In Corroboration of Professor Huxley; The Modern Skeptic; The Decadence of Theology; Reason and Predisposition; Religious Truth; Points of View; God and Nature; A Hint from Franklin; Meditations and Criticisms; Spiritual Insight of Matthew Arnold; and The Divine Ship. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.