The reasoning implicit in your query appears to be that 'belief in God' wasn't / isn't the rational or proper personal faith of someone of Eliot's intellectual calibre.
That, I'd suggest, unjustifiably belittles the intellectual capacities of both Eliot and a veritiable host of others.

On 29 May 2012 18:19, John Angell Grant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Why did T.S. Eliot believe in god?  

Pound and others found Eliot's belief in god incomprehensible.

Can anyone steer me to the scholarship on this issue, the issue of why Eliot believed in god?

Thanks in advance for any ideas.