from Jewel Spears Brooker's review of William Skaff's 'The Philosophy of T.S. Eliot'
"Skaff begins by acknowledging two opposite but relatively permanent features of Eliot's mental life. He claims, as other scholars have claimed, that Eliot was inclined toward both skepticism and belief, with his Unitarian and enlightened upbringing pushing him toward the former and his own mystical (or
quasi-mystical) moments pushing him toward the latter."