Lord of the World

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Described by Fulton Sheen as one of the three greatest depictions of the advent of the demonic in world literature, Lord of the World is science fiction with a difference. The West has succumbed to a sort of international socialism. The forces of secular materialism, relativism and state control are everywhere triumphant. Protestantism is no more, and Catholicism - which had made some major advances in the first half of the twentieth century - has been devastated by the development of new psychologies and the ...
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Described by Fulton Sheen as one of the three greatest depictions of the advent of the demonic in world literature, Lord of the World is science fiction with a difference. The West has succumbed to a sort of international socialism. The forces of secular materialism, relativism and state control are everywhere triumphant. Protestantism is no more, and Catholicism - which had made some major advances in the first half of the twentieth century - has been devastated by the development of new psychologies and the exodus of intellectuals in the wake of an Ecumenical Council. Euthanasia has become an instrument of the state, Esperanto the universal second language. Nevertheless, although organised religion has largely collapsed in the face of institutional secularism, a vague, humanistic religiosity - militantly hostile to the exclusive and supernatural claims of the Church - is present everywhere. Finally, the East, which has amalgamated into a single, pantheistic bloc, continues to pose a military threat. Enter Julian Felsenberg - diplomat, scholar, guru, Antichrist...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466229617
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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Rev. C. John McCloskey III is a Research Fellow of the Faith and Reason Center in Washington, D.C. He is the author, most recently, The Essential Belloc, and is the author of the well-known Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.
 

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Preface to the original edition     xi
Prologue     1
The Advent     15
The Encounter     101
The Victory     245
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2002

    Execellent End of the World Book

    Very interesting novel on an end of the world scenario. Written before modern inventions like planes were practicle, the similarities with some of the modern themes of humanism, euthanasia, and a loss of Christian faith makes this a stark look at reality and the fight against evil. Benson was an outstanding convert from England's Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism. His books are considered classics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2001

    I could scarcely put it down!

    Well it came in the mail in the morning after I'd been waiting to get it for over a year (it's been out of print after all!). I was annoyed because I had to work, but when work was finished I dove into it. It was a little different from what I'd expected, but different in some really good ways. This is not just an apocalyptic novel for excitement's sake. Benson has done a superb job of portraying the conflicts that arise in human hearts as well as the possible outcomes of some societal trends. He forsees the ready acceptance of euthanasia, even for what we would now see as depression. Even a form of the EU appears in the book. True he sees Communism as still a force, where today we would probably debate that, but his 'Communism' does not look like Leninist Communism (nor should it since he was writing before the Russian Revolution), it looks more like Socialism. What we would call airplanes are called volars, but the descriptions of flight are amazing for one writing before commercial air travel became possible. His style seemed reminiscent of Charles Williams, his setting reminiscent of Brave New World. Since both of these authors wrote after Benson and both were British I wonder if they were familiar with him. I was particularly gripped by the descriptions of Father Percy Franklin's spiritual struggles. The character's constancy in the midst of turmoil was heroic, but it also gave some real modeling for the reader about how to proceed when the world as you've known it is crumbling around you. Benson lets the reader see the scenario of the end times from several perspectives, not just from the perspective of the faithful Christian, but from the perspective of the convinced humanist as well. We see fidelity and betrayal, hope and despair, faith in God and faith in Man. This is a very Catholic novel, but I don't think that you necessarily have to be Catholic to enjoy it. But be forwarned the hero of the piece is a very faithful Catholic and the villains are very faithful believers in Man. I've read it once, recommended it to my daughter, and I'm sure that I'll read it again many times.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

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    super good :)

    super good :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Great Book!

    This is a must read.

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