Modernism, Faith, and Intellectuals

In a modernist culture hostile to Christianity, how did T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, and many more join the faith — and how did other intellectuals like Virginia Woolf react?

Learn more about the interaction of Modernist attitudes, Christianity, and intellectuals in Adam Schwartz’s article, “Swords of Honor: The Revival of Orthodox Christianity in Twentieth-Century Britain” from Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture (Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 2001, pp. 11-33).

T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf were friends who influenced each other's works.

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T. S. Eliot; Virginia Woolf (née Stephen)
by Lady Ottoline Morrell

vintage snapshot print,
June 1924 (NPG Ax141646)
© National Portrait Gallery, London
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(T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf were friends who influenced each other’s works.)

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If you are unable to read it at Project Muse, you may see it at University of St. Thomas (PDF).


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