Tom Gray wrote:
> Would it be true or at least somewhat useful to say that Eliot's issue
> with Anglicanism was the strain of Millenarianism that is a property
> of certain branches of it. Did Eliot reject the idea that salvation
> can be found in "good works" and or in anything that can be achieved
> in the world. It needs to be found in grace as the "peace that passeth
> understanding" from the "What the Thunder Said"?
These lines from "Gerontion" seem to speak to part of your question:
44Neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices
45Are fathered by our heroism. Virtues
46Are forced upon us by our impudent crimes.
tears are shaken from the wrath-bearing tree.
In a world so described it could not be good works that would save us.