The 2020 movie version of Emma is beautiful and fun to watch. Where does it differ from the novel and from the 1996 version?
Was Jane Austen a Christian?
Was Jane Austen a Christian? A brief look at the evidence, with further resources.
Where Did Jane Austen Attend Church and Chapel in Bath?
Jane Austen's Bath was full of places of worship. Which ones might Austen (and her characters) have attended and known?
Reforming the Manners of England
Evangelicals in the Church of England set out to reform the manners, or moral behavior, of a whole country. Did they succeed?
Quiz: Churches and Chapels in Austen’s England
How much do you know about churches and chapels in Austen's novels, and in her world?
Nothing But a Country Curate: Charles Hayter in Persuasion
Why were curates in Austen's England poor and despised?
Churches, Chapels, Abbeys, and Cathedrals in Northanger Abbey
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?
Sense and Sensibility and the Church, Part 2: Getting a Church Living
Edward Ferrars had "not the smallest chance" of getting a living; but he did!
Sense and Sensibility and the Church, Part 1: Becoming a Clergyman
The church was "not smart enough" for Edward's family.
Book Review of Jane Austen: The Parson’s Daughter, by Irene Collins
Jane Austen: The Parson's Daughter shows the influence that being in a parson’s family had on Austen's life, attitudes, and novels.