Peter Montgomery wrote:
> Just a footnote to this,
> Spurr's book is an enhanced version ofthe Doctoral thesis he did under
> Helen Gardener.
But I do think he says it came to publication at Mrs. E's request.
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Chokh Raj <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> *To:* [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 30, 2010 2:16 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Eliot's Religious Quest (Was Re: Of Vivien Eliot)
> We've taken note of *“Anglo-Catholic in Religion”: T.S. Eliot
> and Christianity* by Barry Spurr, Lutterworth, 2010.
> We might as well take note of another, earlier title in this
> regard, just in case we haven't:
> *The Religious Quest in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot
> * by Caroline Phillips,
> Edwin Mellen Press, 1995.
> "This volume presents a reading of poems directly related to the
> poet's quest for God.
> A certain measure of literary discussion is necessary in the
> exploration of poems so
> erudite and often so obscure to many readers, but this book
> illuminates those aspects
> which reveal his importance as a religious writer, the journey of
> the man in search
> of God. Eliot's poetry shows that out of the isolation, confusion
> and complexity of
> that journey can come a realization of community, simplicity and
> --- On *Thu, 12/30/10, Chokh Raj /<[log in to unmask]>/* wrote:
> Thanks for the link, Rick. A fascinating portrayal of Eliot's
> religious odyssey. Reminds me of Eliot's remark that for
> people of intellect doubt is inevitable. The doubter, he
> rightly said, is a man who takes the problem of his faith
> Incidentally, a paper on "The ‘Mystic Way’ in the Poetry
> of T.S. Eliot and Mario Luzi" was presented by Ernesto Livorni
> (University of Wisconsin, Madison) at Stanford University's
> conference on Language, Literature, and Mysticism, 15-16
> October 2010. It should be available after it gets into print.
> --- On *Wed, 12/29/10, Rickard A. Parker
> /<[log in to unmask]>/* wrote:
> Not an article intended for this crowd but a quick intro
> to Eliot's religious poetry:
> By Barry Spurr
> ABC RELIGION AND ETHICS | 16 AUG 2010
> ELIOT’S CHRISTIAN POETRY NEVER IMAGINES THAT RELIGIOUS
> BELIEF MAKES LIFE, WITH ALL ITS DEMONS, EASIER.