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Romane & Krimis / Fantasy, Science Fiction
Lord of the World [Facsimile of 1907 First British Edition]
von Robert Hugh Benson
Verlag: Martino Fine Books
ISBN: 978-1-61427-791-0
Erschienen am 03.03.2015
Sprache: Englisch
Format: 234 mm [H] x 156 mm [B] x 24 mm [T]
Gewicht: 665 Gramm
Umfang: 392 Seiten

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2015 Reprint of 1907 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. AN EXACT FACSIMILE OF THE ORIGINAL BRITISH EDITION PRESERVING THE ORIGINAL FONT AND PAGINATION. Benson's dystopian novel continues to draw interest over 100 years after its original publication. The world depicted in "Lord of the World" is one where creeping secularism and godless humanism have triumphed over traditional morality. It is a world where philosophical relativism has triumphed over objectivity; a world where, in the name of tolerance, religious doctrine is not tolerated. It is a world where euthanasia is practiced widely and religion hardly practiced at all. The lord of this nightmare world is a benign-looking politician intent on power in the name of "peace", and intent on the destruction of religion in the name of "truth". In such a world, only a small and shrinking Church stands resolutely against the demonic "Lord of the World." At its heart, it is a novel about the Antichrist, who will tempt Christians to apostasy before Christ's Second Coming. It describes the final battle in the supernatural war for souls that has been fought continually both in heaven and on earth from the time of the Fall and will conclude with the general judgment; thereupon will follow the creation of a new heaven and a new earth.

Robert Hugh Benson (1871 - 1914) was an English Anglican priest who in 1903 was received into the Roman Catholic Church in which he was ordained priest in 1904. He was a prolific writer of fiction and wrote the notable dystopian novel Lord of the World (1907). His output encompassed historical, horror and science fiction, contemporary fiction, children's stories, plays, apologetics, devotional works and articles. He continued his writing career at the same time as he progressed through the hierarchy to become a Chamberlain to the Pope in 1911 and subsequently titled Monsignor.

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