T.S. Eliot and the Growth of Christian Conviction
Why it is interesting to see how some of Eliot’s poems progress in their expressions of doubt to faith as he himself developed as a poet.
` T.S. Eliot converted to the Anglican religion (Church of England) in 1926 where `he was baptized in the Cotswolds` (Gordon, 130). It is interesting to see how some of his poems progress in their expressions of doubt to faith as he himself developed as a poet. One of his poems, `The Hollow Men,` (1925) written shortly before his conversion and two other poems, written after his baptism, `The Journey of the Magi` (1927) and `Ash-Wednesday` (1930) dramatically illustrate the growth of his religious convictions. These works also display the growing affirmation of these convictions in his art.`