Posted by Janette on June 20, 1997 at 02:14:47:
In reply to Re: Lack of scriptural reference in JA? posted by AnneM on June 19, 1997 at 15:52:11
] Wasn't religion sorta in a lull at this point? I am under the impression people were beginning to tire of the evanganlical movement and were disenchanted with the current system of finding ministers. So while the general impression of modern times is that in times past people were moral, religious creatures, in reality they were just like us! :-) So I don't think people (even ministers) went around quoting the Bible.
I'm sure you're right that people didn't generally go around quoting the Bible. People talked about morals more than their personal faith. Even clergy probably confined it pretty well to the pulpit. I suppose I was trying to explain why JA wouldn't have had her clergy characters quote, even if she had wanted to, and from her letters it does seem as if she was personally devout. But never a bore.
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