Was Jane Austen a Christian? A brief look at the evidence, with further resources.
Much as I love Jane Austen, there are many other wonderful books out there! Here are some of my favorites, to give you reading ideas for the coming year.
Handel's Messiah was very popular in Jane Austen's England. She may have seen it herself in Bath. What objection, though, did some Evangelicals have to it?
Shannon Winslow shares a devotional from her new book, Prayer and Praise: A Jane Austen Devotional.
Catholics in Jane Austen's England suffered many restrictions and sometimes even violence. In Bath, they eventually found a place to worship in the Old Orchard Street Theatre.
Jane Austen may have been looking back nostalgically to the Catholic monasteries of England when she wrote Northanger Abbey and other novels. Roger E. Moore describes the "sacred landscape" of England after the Reformation, and how it affected Austen.
Glastonbury is a fascinating historical novel that gives a sweeping view of English church history from the time of Christ to the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Jane Austen's Bath was full of places of worship. Which ones might Austen (and her characters) have attended and known?
This fascinating sampler has a complex and controversial history!
More enthralling Austen variations with a faith foundation. What was Mr. Knightley's perspective in Emma? And, what if Darcy and Elizabeth got engaged after the first proposal?