What Did Stephen Crane Actually Believe?

The darkness of Crane’s poetry

Douglas Perkins
Mar 24 · 7 min read
Crane in 1899 (Wikimedia Commons)

Crane’s background

Stephen Crane, although reared in an extremely religious home, his father being a pastor, never practiced religion. He never officially belonged to any organized religion as an adult. throughout his poetry, he expresses a contempt that he felt for organized religion and for religious…