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Title: Lord of the World
Author: Robert Hugh Benson
ISBN: 0870612980
Price: 20.00
Publisher: Christian Classics
Publication Date: February 5, 2016
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 352
In an airplane news conference on his return from the Philippines in January 2015, Pope Francis mentioned Robert Hugh Bensons Lord of the World. It was not the first time the Holy Father praised the book. This 1907 futuristic narrative has been hailed as the finest work of this unsung, but influential author and son of the Archbishop of Canterbury whose conversion to Catholicism rocked the Church of England in 1903. The compelling book includes a new introduction, a biography of Benson, and a theological reflection. Popular young adult books such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, as well as literary classics such as Walker Percys Love in the Ruins and Cormac McCarthys The Road, have created a growing interest in dystopian novels. In one of the first such novels of the twentieth century, Robert Hugh Benson imagines a world where belief in God has been replaced by secular humanism. Lord More...