By Kate R. West

Kate R. West is a professional librarian and an amateur religion researcher. She self-identifies as an Americanadian, a wallflower, and an Order Muppet.

  1. There's a sort of cheerful, self-satisfied superiority about Presbyterianism that runs through the oeuvre of L. M. Montgomery. Her main characters, by and large, are matter-of-fact in their allegiance to the old Scottish denomination. The comic side characters, however, are allowed to get downright judgmental about it. The most notable is probably Miss Cornelia Bryant, who comes to meet Anne and Gilbert when they move to Glen St. Mary in Anne's House of Dreams, ‚Äúseeing…