In celebration of our spring Reading on Pride and Prejudice, we are delighted to host its introduction author, and Trinity Forum Senior Fellow Karen Swallow Prior for a discussion on Jane Austen and her novel approach to virtue.
As Prior notes in her introduction, Austen offers a trove of wisdom to anyone who desires to live and love more fully and truthfully. As a "clever satirist, insightful moral philosopher, and a deeply Christian thinker," Austen's humorous writing, complex characters, and insightful observations on human behavior disarm our defenses and demonstrate the power of the virtues of humility and prudence, and the balance of reason and passion, perception and perspective.
Speaking of Austen's Christian faith, Prior says, "Hers was the restrained, quiet, and personal faith of her Anglican tradition. Her novels are less altar calls than liturgies of ordinary life." Austen's world may feel quite removed from ours, but her focus on such everyday liturgies illustrate the importance of the seemingly mundane and illuminate the path towards repaired and rightly ordered relationships. We hope you will join us!
Thanks to this event's sponsors:
David and Lynzie Haynes
Special thanks to our co-hosts at The Rabbit Room, The Pelican Project, and Hearts and Minds Bookstore!