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From one of many final nice wildernesses -- the Brooks variety of Alaska, 100 miles contained in the Arctic Circle -- Sam Wright speaks to an rising view of nature as an interconnected, dynamic complete. residing in a hand-built, 12'-by-12' cabin, Wright documents seasonal adjustments and his techniques as he and his spouse reside a yr in isolation and contemplation.

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To write with any objectivity about a theology of nature, terms must be defined. In particular, the terms theology and nature. Nature is from the Latin natura, birth. It is conceived (no pun intended) not only as the "what is" of existence, but also how it works. The word, theology, of course, comes from the Greek Theos, or God. Logy is Greek for discourse or study. Today, theology does not refer to the study of Greek gods, nor the concepts held by those in an age when our knowledge of the cosmos was limited to a small section of the globe.

He drew deeply and blew the smoke through pursed lips toward the top of the hut. " He looked at his wife sitting on a bundle of willow boughs. She was picking leaves and twigs out of a bowl of frozen blueberries. "I got a washing machine too," he said. "It sure cost a lot. " He laughed and said, "Soon as the washing machine come the generator broke down. " "I put a caribou hide in to soak," Jack's wife said. " This produced much laughter among the group in the hut. I asked about hot water, as there was no plumbing in the village and they used melted snow or carried water in summer from the creek.

In 1967 there was an attempt to move the village to a new site because the willows burned for fuel were nearly depleted. The villagers voted not to move, even through the hardship was obvious. "One time I left Anaktuvuk to work in Fairbanks" Noah Ahgook told me, "but I come back pretty fast when they give me my money. " <><><><><><><><><><><><> The tops of oil drums stacked beside the snow-covered gravel airstrip reflected the slanting sunlight like mirrors. To the north, the blue-white mountains lifted above the pass which stretched to the arctic slope where thousands of caribou spend the summer.

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