Commemoration of the Anniversary of T. S. Eliot’s Baptism and Confirmation

T.S. Eliot described himself as “Anglo-Catholic in religion” and was one of the best-known lay representatives of Anglo-Catholicism in the 20th century. The 90th anniversary of his adult baptism and confirmation, in 1927, is being celebrated this year. The leading authority on Eliot’s faith and its influence on his life and work, Professor Barry Spurr, will describe the origins and characteristics of Eliot’s Anglo-Catholicism and its influence on his poetry in a short commemorative lecture. There will be no sermon at Evensong on this occasion, and Evensong will be followed by wine and cheese. All are welcome. Details are as follows:

Location: Christ Church St Laurence, Parish Hall
Date: 24 September 2017
Time: Beginning at 6:30pm

Recommended literature by Prof. Barry Spurr:

Anglo Catholic in Religion: T. S. Eliot and Christianity

See the Virgin Blessed: The Virgin Mary in English Poetry

The Word in the Desert: Anglican and Roman Catholic Reactions to Liturgical Reform

Studying Poetry (2nd ed.)

Further reading:

♣ Various Contributors, Free the Mind: Essays and Poems in Honour of Barry Spurr

♣ Michael Wilding, In the Valley of the Weed

The Sydney Traditionalist Forum highly recommends this event. For more background information, see also the SydneyTrads tag pages for T. S. Eliot and Prof. Barry Spurr.

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

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