Robert Hugh Benson: Life and Works

Robert Hugh Benson: Life and Works

by Janet Grayson
     
 

Robert Hugh Benson is a new biography of Edwardian England's most famous priest-novelist. Benson was born into one of the most prominent religious and literary families in England. As the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, his conversion to Catholicism and ordination created a sensation. Benson wrote powerful, imaginative novels and historical novels about the

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Robert Hugh Benson is a new biography of Edwardian England's most famous priest-novelist. Benson was born into one of the most prominent religious and literary families in England. As the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, his conversion to Catholicism and ordination created a sensation. Benson wrote powerful, imaginative novels and historical novels about the English martyrs. Despite a personal affinity for a simple life and solitude, his books and speaking ability brought him great fame. He spoke to massive gatherings in both England and America on contemporary topics in addition to religion. Benson succeeded as a writer and literary influence, while also playing a part in converting thousands of Anglicans to the Catholic Church, causing much controversy in his home country.

Editorial Reviews

Catholic Historical Review
Janet Grayson's account of Benson's life and works is straightforward and objective.
Church History
There is much to recommend in this slim volume...scholars and students will profit from her contribution.
The Catholic Historical Review
Janet Grayson's account of Benson's life and works is straightforward and objective.
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
There is much to recommend in this slim volume...scholars and students will profit from her contribution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761811527
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Janet Grayson is Professor of English at Keene State College, New Hampshire.

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