Evangelicals in the Church of England set out to reform the manners, or moral behavior, of a whole country. Did they succeed?
Clergymen in Austen's England usually studied at Oxford or Cambridge. What did they study, and how was their system different from American universities today?
How much do you know about churches and chapels in Austen's novels, and in her world?
Why were curates in Austen's England poor and despised?
What was the worldview that shaped Jane Austen's life and writings?
How much do you know about clergymen in Austen's England, like Mr. Collins and Edmund Bertram?
A Country Parson's Everyday Life
What joyful carols might Jane Austen have sung, in church or at home?
How can we find joy in the time between Christ's first and second comings?
A church, a chapel, an abbey, and a cathedral: What's the difference? And which ones would Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey have seen in Bath?