Dr. Peter Leithart has taught Theology and Literature at New Saint Andrews College since 1998, and since 2003 has served as pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho. He received a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In 1998, he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England. He has authored several books, including Against Christianity, Brightest Heaven of Invention, A Son to Me, and A House for My Name. His articles have appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham News, Dallas Morning News, First Things, Modern Theology, The International Journal of Systematic Theology, The Tyndale Bulletin, and other publications. He is currently a contributing editor to Touchstone magazine.
Jane Austen came from a rather large family she had six brothers ( James, George, Charles, Francis, Henry, and Edward) and one older sister (Cassandra-named after her mother). Her father George was a clergyman. Jane was homeschooled for most of her life by her father and older brothers. In 1783 Jane and her sister Cassandra left home to go to boarding school. They both returned home December 1786. Austen always loved reading and writing books. She started out by writing little poems, stories, and plays for her family.
Some of Austen's most well known works are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813) Mansfield Park ( 1814), and Emma (1815). Northanger Abby ( 1798 and 1799) and Persuasion (1816) were both published after her death in 1817. Another novel by Austen was Lady Susan written in 1795 but it never got published.
At one time in Austen's life she found herself in love with a young man by the name Tom Lefroy but sadly it wasn't to be.
In 1816 Jane became sick, but that didn't keep her from her work. After a while Jane had very little energy to do anything she was getting very, very ill. On July 18, 1817 Jane Austen died. Austen is one of the most widely-read and be loved authors in British literature.
The pic is the Austen families Coat of arms.
Latin motto, "QUI INVIDIT MINOR EST",("Who ever envies me is lesser/smaller than I am".
Brilliant!!!| Posted April 04, 2010
Stunning. Amazing. Wonderful. Inspiring. Incredible. Awe spiring. Too many adjectives.
Haha. I really can't help it. When it comes to Miss Austen, I am so stoked! Just read some of her quotes and still lurvin' it!
Fresh Lively Author| Posted March 10, 2010
Jane Austen wrote romance stories, but she wrote with such wit and cleverness that these novels can be truly enjoyed by anybody. The stories are interesting and not overly mushy. A great storyteller.