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Jane Austen's Anglicanism
In her re-examination of Jane Austen's Anglicanism, Laura Mooneyham White suggests that engaging with Austen's world in all its strangeness and remoteness reveals the novelist's intensely different presumptions about the cosmos and human nature. While Austen's readers often project postmodern and secular perspectives onto an Austen who reflects their own times and values, ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This book is very academic. But for those Jane Austen fans willing to delve into the world of academia, White opens a window into Austen's mindset. White demonstrates that the worldview in Austen's time and ours is so different, it is almost alien, even to people who share Austen's Christian worldview. The Anglicanism of her day, while doctrinally similar to modern conservative Protestantism, had a very different outlook on society than we do. White's book offers insight into Austen's novels and ...more