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The Resource Lord of the world, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)

Lord of the world, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)

Label
Lord of the world
Title
Lord of the world
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hugh Benson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Belief in God has been replaced by secular humanism in this gripping tale of the apocalypse. Protestantism is over, Catholicism is driven underground, and the Eastern religions have merged into a single pantheistic creed that poses an ongoing military threat to the West. Without a spiritual dimension to their lives, people are literally bored to death, choosing legal euthanasia rather than an empty existence. A charismatic leader arises amid this culture of despair, and in their eagerness for change, the citizens support the coming of the Antichrist and the end of days. One of the first works of modern dystopic fiction, this 1907 novel is remarkably prescient in its depiction of a technologically advanced society that rushes headlong toward its own destruction. Author Robert Hugh Benson, son of the Archbishop of Canterbury and a convert to Roman Catholicism, wrote this dark parable in response to the science-fiction novels of H. G. Wells, which portrayed utopian societies in terms of atheism and one-world government. The novel has been hailed as prophetic by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis, among others
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CtWfDGI
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1871-1914
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Benson, Robert Hugh
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • 823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6003.E7
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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End of the world
Target audience
adult
Label
Lord of the world, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1ODcxMzk1
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00006345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (400 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486807324
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486807324
  • (Sirsi) b1429859
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Lord of the world, Robert Hugh Benson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1ODcxMzk1
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00006345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (400 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486807324
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486807324
  • (Sirsi) b1429859
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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