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    (PDF) Lord of the World FREE DOWNLOAD ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Robert Hugh Benson Robert Hugh Benson é 9 FREE DOWNLOAD It’s hard to remember this book is over one hundred years old Technologically speaking it’s out moded of course Robert Hugh Benson’s ‘volors’ flying machines which sound like Zeppelins zip along at 150 mph and people rely on typewriters for administrative work but Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles is far dated and it’s fifty years newer Where Lord of the World stands up to the test of time i

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Robert Hugh Benson Robert Hugh Benson é 9 FREE DOWNLOAD (PDF) Lord of the World In the real world of the early 21st century the Western world which dominates the rest of the world economically

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    (PDF) Lord of the World Robert Hugh Benson é 9 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Robert Hugh Benson Not sure what to write as a reviewLoved reading this book And the dystopia presented in the book is very visible in today's world This book was written in the begiining of the 20th century 1907 It imagines the future 2000

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    (PDF) Lord of the World At the turn of the 21st century war between the states of Europe and the East threatens; at the midnight hour however comes an obscure American politician a senator of no fame whose cosmopolitan charm allows him to calm the troubled diplomatic waters and prevent a century of peace and prosperity from being overturned by strife Ha

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    (PDF) Lord of the World An apocalyptic novel written in 1907 Personally I prefer A canticle for Leibowitz which seems to me better built and believable beca

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    (PDF) Lord of the World I was ready to give this book 5 stars right up until the last page maybe even the last line The writing is lush complex with the sort

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    Robert Hugh Benson é 9 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Robert Hugh Benson (PDF) Lord of the World In this book a practically unknown one term United States senator with a charismatic personality and a magnetic speaking voice comes to power in 2008 and turns out to be the Antichrist HonestYes this is basically the same plot as a b

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    (PDF) Lord of the World FREE DOWNLOAD ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub é Robert Hugh Benson Robert Hugh Benson é 9 FREE DOWNLOAD Our Pope Francis is full of surprises This book is on his list of favorites It is in the public domain so is avai

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    FREE READ Lord of the World (PDF) Lord of the World Oh boy what is there to say about this book? It's fantastic heart wrenching conflicting and beautiful At it's heart it's a story about man's pursuit of higher ideals but in practice it's an apocalyptic vision of the so called progress of modern manThe book follows three main characters a young priest who repres

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FREE DOWNLOAD Þ Lord of the World Dystopian novels Lord of the World published in 1907 presents a world controlled by Freemasonry with only a small Catholic minority bravely opposing them Benson's portrayal of the Freemasons as dominated by Marxism and Humani. At the turn of the 21st century war between the states of Europe and the East threatens at the midnight hour however comes an obscure American politician a senator of no fame whose cosmopolitan charm allows him to calm the troubled diplomatic waters and prevent a century of peace and prosperity from being overturned by strife Hailed as a savior the rising star becomes a pivotal figure in world affairs but the epitome of modernity this senator has a far darker role to play in cosmic history He is the Antichrist and his triumph means the end of the world is at hand Published in 1908 Lord of the World is a piece of Catholic fiction driven by conflict between Christian tradition and modernity The prevailing drives of the 19th century seem to have achieved fruition in Lord of the World democracy has triumphed over monarchy social programs and psychology over religion and in general the material over the spiritual Europeans across the board are irreligious with the exception of what is left of the Catholic church concentrated in Ireland and the City of Rome There is a religious sentiment alive in the Europeans a worship of the human soul a sense of human beings as divine this humanitarian religion achieves deliberate expression when the American becomes President of Europe and institutes French revolution like a Cult of the Supreme Being a Cult of the Human Initially harmless it uickly becomes the state religion mandatory and supreme Catholic resistance is answered by the obliteration of Rome and a new pope in exile flees to Judea there to await the endAlthough the depiction of an Antichrist figure and the Endtimes may bring to mind thoughts of the Left Behind series Lord of the World is far better done Each viewpoint character struggles with self doubt even the man who ends as Pope begins uestioning his own faith The spirit of Antichrist is patently seductive this dystopia is a progressive dream worldalmost like Star Trek s Earth but without warp drive But whereas Star Trek s humans have a evolved sensibility Lord of the World s humans are just like us imperfect When a few disturbed individuals mount another failed Guy Fawkes plot against the center of the new cult Westminister Abbey the new European president response and that of his followers is far from humane Violence fills the streets and a vicious persecution of all remaining Christians ensues Simply believing in themselves did nothing to better the people of Earth it is in fact their perfect faith in themselves that makes them so vicious Utterly convinced that their cause is righteous those who oppose the dream count for nothing and no action against them is beyond the pale Even as the world at large becomes increasingly awestruck by the dear leader s accomplishments the most idealistic of the viewpoint characters find their faith in him shaken by his cold blooded savageryA century after its publication Lord of the World seems in part prophetic Christianity has waned fast in Europe and rampant consumerism abounds worldwide Moderns chase material hopes instead of spiritual succor ignoring practical philosophy and religion alike for the distracting allure of stuff From Benson s point of view however the west today is not as in as dangerous a position as the west of his book we are in no danger of being fulfilled Every commercial and every election reveal our constant frustration and dissatisfaction Benson s dread was a drowsy contentedness with the way things are that masks spiritual hunger something definitely not present in our own lives The meat of Lord is not hackneyed attempts to force current events into the poetic prophecies of the Hebrew scriptures or action movie thriller antics like the Left Behind novels but soul searching While Benson s Antichrist allows everyone to reassure themselves of man s moral perfectibility his Christian characters understand human nature as frail When an English priest arrives in the City of Rome where many of the trappings of modernity are kept outside the city walls to preserve the interior he breaths a sigh of relief at the messiness of itYet Percy even in the glimpses he had had in the streets as he drove from the volor station outside the People s Gate of the old peasant dresses the blue and red fringed wine carts the cabbage strewn gutters the wet clothes flapping on strings the mules and horses strange though these were he had found them a refreshment It had seemed to remind him that man was human and not divine as the rest of the world proclaimed human and therefore careless and individualistic human and therefore occupied with interests other than those of speed cleanliness and precisionRome s Christianity assures the priest that while he is not perfect he does not need to be Human redemption does not stem from machine perfect order Just as The Iron Heel put forth numerous arguments for a democratic socialist state in the context of a revolution against corporate rule Lord s searching sets two different perspectives about human nature against one another one optimistic but unyielding the other pessimistic but forgiving The moral discussion is the heart of the book though there are minor points of interest for those interested in comparing futurist or alternate histories Aspects of it are very dated like the heavy use of zeppelins and telegraphs and Benson s belief that total command economies would triumph is not dissimilar to HG Wells and Jack London s futurecasting though he s skeptical about its merits One peculiarity of this being Catholic fiction is the fusion of the church s foes Freemasonry and Marxism have merged here and Mason lodges have taken over most churches I don t know if anyone takes the freemasons as seriously as the Catholic church does with the exception of the freemasons themselvesLord of the World is an altogether different endtimes story theologically driven than driven on action It is far humane than 1984 or Brave New World whereas those and other dystopias invent worlds where the human spirit has been utterly crushed by systems in Lord things are promising Man is far from God yes but not abandoned unlike those thrillers where man is left alone to fight against a machine beyond his fathoming the persecuted Christian remnant awaiting salvation in Nazareth have the hope of resurrection God is with them throughout the struggle as St Paul noted even if they die it will be to their gain even if the world perishes it will be reborn anewFor me Lord is provoking torn as I am between the invigorating faith in creative progress and the humble Christian understanding that we are imperfect and in need of grace

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FREE DOWNLOAD Þ Lord of the World Sm made the novel a counterpoint to the socialist themed dystopias written at the same time by H G Wells The Sleeper Awakes and Jack London The Iron Heel Introduced and edited by Luke Hartwell author of Atom Heart John Beloved. Our Pope Francis is full of surprises This book is on his list of favorites It is in the public domain so is available for free in the kindle store and is available free in audio on librivox I read it both ways The author was a Catholic priest so there is definitely a Catholic perspective but I think that anyone would find the book a page turner Fr Robert Hugh Benson wrote it in 1907 and it is shocking how prophetic it is Honestly I think it would be a very interesting read especially for people who have no faith or a weak faith Humans have a need for worship in their lives If we don t worship God what do we choose Particular world views can sound good but without a foundation of faith in God they can lead to places we don t want to go Once there we can never come back This is an end times book I don t think I ll ever be able to hear O Salutaris Hostia again without getting chills No matter how you read this book I recommend that you listen to the final chapter on librivox The reader sings the song in such a haunting voice that you will never forget itI recommend this book to everyone

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FREE DOWNLOAD Þ Lord of the World Before Huxley before Orwell and long before Fahrenheit 451 A Clockwork Orange Blade Runner and The Hunger Games Robert Hugh Benson wrote a story of the coming of the Anti Christ that today is considered one of the first modern. It s hard to remember this book is over one hundred years old Technologically speaking it s out moded of course Robert Hugh Benson s volors flying machines which sound like Zeppelins zip along at 150 mph and people rely on typewriters for administrative work but Ray Bradbury s The Martian Chronicles is far dated and it s fifty years newer Where Lord of the World stands up to the test of time is in its presentation of ideas Written in 1907 it accurately predicts a future world which includes legalized euthanasia one party states and weapons of mass destruction Also prophetically affluence has led to apathy atheism and a loss of faith by many Catholics Set in England with occasional forays to Rome and Jerusalem Monsignor Benson focuses his attention on Catholic Christians without looking closely at other Christian denominations No doubt this was necessary for flow but it also allowed Benson to illustrate the variety of responses among Catholics who could be seen as representative of all professed believers in Jesus Christ There were those tried by adversity who immediately fell away those who like the seed among the rocks and thorns died from lack of root and finally those who persisted growing stronger as a result of struggle The point being the Grace of God and response to that Grace determine whether or not a soul remain committed Theological training and denominational affiliation were not at issue There were a number of apostate priests Lord of the World offers one illustration of the Antichrist and end times It might not be how you envision him and them I m still not sure exactly what I think but Julian Felsenburgh and the scenario were certainly chilling Depressingly but unsurprisingly Felsenburgh was an American Fortunately he didn t remind me of anyone though apparently there were some contemporary British personalities Benson patterned him after Ramsay McDonald and Evan RobertsI can certainly see why Popes Benedict XVI and Francis want us to read it It s a catalytic book at the end I felt the need to talk it over with someone So many interesting issues and uniue situations are presented it would be ideal as a group discussion novel Any book clubs out there looking for their next good read Didn t like this as much as Come Rack Come Rope I m just not a fan of dystopian literature So while I was inclined to 4 or 45 stars considering I read Benson s two books so close together I figured this one suffered from comparison and gave the extra5 starJuly 29 2016 This has been on my to read list for EVER I started it several times but always got bogged down in the Prologue trying to understand it It even says it is not essential and it isn t but I m a stickler for reading things in order so I doggedly kept trying This time I gave it up and now I m zipping through this Woohoo

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Lord of the World
  • Robert Hugh Benson
  • English
  • 15 June 2020
  • 9781503136564