Parson-Naturalists like Gilbert White combined their love of God and his world, and helped us better understand birds, ecology, and much more.
In Jane Austen's England, "natural theology" used science to support Christian faith.
Galileo attempted to submit to his church, and was supported by many in it, while others condemned him.
Johannes Kepler believed that the harmony of the heavens, described in geometry, music, astronomy, and theology, reflects the mind of God.
Would Austen have said science, natural philosophy, or natural history? What was the difference?
Anne Elliot's "duty" guided her through life's trials.
Doing what is right, for Jane Austen's heroines, requires a great deal of "exertion"!
A Country Parson's Everyday Life
What "good principles" was Darcy given, and how could he follow them in "pride and conceit"?
In Jane Austen, "serious" has a deeper meaning than we use for it today.