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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive and eminently insightful treatment of T.S. Eliot's Christianity
In his latest book, Barry Spurr articulately explores the cultural, religious and liturgical milieu of the Anglo Catholicism of the 20th century, to which T.S. Eliot became attached. This ground breaking and definitive work provides deep insight into Eliot's life and poetry, and the influence of Anglo Catholicism on these. Spurr's expert and intimate knowledge of his...
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1.0 out of 5 stars A vacuous account full of mysogyny, racism and more ...
Spurr's book is a vacuous account full of mysogyny, racism, and ugly pillory of respected artists and leaders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive and eminently insightful treatment of T.S. Eliot's Christianity, 6 May 2010
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This review is from: Anglo-Catholic in Religion: T.S. Eliot and Christianity (Paperback)
In his latest book, Barry Spurr articulately explores the cultural, religious and liturgical milieu of the Anglo Catholicism of the 20th century, to which T.S. Eliot became attached. This ground breaking and definitive work provides deep insight into Eliot's life and poetry, and the influence of Anglo Catholicism on these. Spurr's expert and intimate knowledge of his subject matter is endlessly illuminating and fills a long-standing gap in the corpus of Eliotean scholarship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The cover tells it all, 27 July 2010
This review is from: Anglo-Catholic in Religion: T.S. Eliot and Christianity (Paperback)
This is a book which you CAN judge by its cover. In a lavish and detailed text, Spurr has provided a comprehensive and accurate study of Anglo-Catholicism as the foundation of Eliot's mature life and work. It is clearly the product of a professional lifetime's immersion in and love of Eliot's work combined with an exact knowledge of the intricacies and ambiguities of Eliot's chosen religious allegiance. While the focus is naturally upon Eliot, the book is also a marvellous narrative of how the Anglo-Catholic movement captured the imagination and enthusiasm of so many over several generations in the middle of the twentieth century. It is, therefore, both an illuminating literary study and a valuable historical resource.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, this eagerly-awaited study of Eliot arrives!, 15 July 2010
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This review is from: Anglo-Catholic in Religion: T.S. Eliot and Christianity (Paperback)
Spurr has pushed the boundaries in this study of T. S. Eliot's work in light of the poet's conversion to Anglo-Catholicism in the 1920's. However, Spurr does not stop at a depiction Eliot's own religious beliefs, instead exploring the larger impact on his personal life and, perhaps most importantly, his poetry.

This sympathetic and thoroughly-researched study means that Spurr has produced an unrivalled analysis of Eliot's place in religion, or perhaps religion's place in Eliot. Spurr manages to document the impact of Anglo-Catholicism on Eliot without reverting to criticism or moralisation, and this book is far from just being a literary guide for the Christian faith. An essential book for those willing to look past Eliot's literary legacy and explore his work in a spiritual and religious light.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A vacuous account full of mysogyny, racism and more ..., 16 Oct 2014
This review is from: Anglo-Catholic in Religion: T.S. Eliot and Christianity (Paperback)
Spurr's book is a vacuous account full of mysogyny, racism, and ugly pillory of respected artists and leaders.
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