T.S. Eliot and the Growth of Christian Conviction

Literature / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
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.`


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