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date: 01 June 2020

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This chapter explores significant aspects of the Tractarian tradition, surviving into the twentieth century, in the works of T. S. Eliot, John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, Rose Macaulay, Charles Williams, Dorothy Sayers, and Barbara Pym. By the twentieth century, virtually every reference in literature to Anglican faith and practice reflected the Oxford Movement, but the most concentrated influence of Tractarianism is to be found in the writers discussed here. All of them, at various periods in their lives, were deeply immersed in the Catholic movement of the Church of England and their poetry and prose must be appreciated in light of that commitment and tradition.

Keywords: Anglo-Catholicism, liturgy, literature, novels, poetry, T. S. Eliot, John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, Rose Macaulay, Charles Williams

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