T.S. Eliot: Hope in the Wake of Devastation
St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, UK

19:30 to 21:00 Wed Mar 11th

A talk exploring the poetry of T.S. Eliot and the impact of the First World War.

The world which T.S. Eliot inhabited did not seem a fertile one for finding faith in God.

Of all the seismic shifts that might have caused damage to Christianity’s place in western life over the last 200 years – the theory of evolution, the pill, the new atheists – it is the senselessness of the First World War that has truly had the most profound impact. And yet, confronting this horror and the nihilism that surrounded it, T.S. Eliot found himself drawn to faith in Christ, and the hope that the crucified Saviour offers to a broken world.

Tutor: The Rev’d Peter Godden, Tutor in Theology and Literature

Price: £10 (£6 students)

Venue: Alban Room, Chapter House, St Albans Cathedral

Entry is via the Welcome Centre. Please note that this event takes place on Level 1 of the Chapter House. Step-free access is available via a lift.

No parking is available at the Cathedral. If you require a space for access reasons, please email us in advance.