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 is delightful to read.