Robert hugh benson (18 november 1871 – 19 october 1914) was an anglican pastor who joined the roman catholic church (1903) where he was ordained priest in 1904. Pope francis and his predecessor pope benedict xvi have encouraged catholics to read robert hugh benson’s lord of the world but benson was not a one-novel novelist but benson was not a one-novel novelist.
Robert hugh benson afsc kcsg kgchs (18 november 1871 – 19 october 1914) was an english anglican priest who in 1903 was received into the roman catholic church in which he was ordained priest in 1904. Monsignor robert hugh benson benson was born in 1871, his father was to become archbishop of canterbury and hugh himself took anglican orders.
Lord of the world is a 1907 dystopian science fiction novel by monsignor robert hugh benson that centers upon the reign of the anti-christ and the end of the world it has been called prophetic by dale ahlquist, joseph pearce, pope benedict xvi and pope francis. Born in 1871, benson was the youngest son of ew benson, a distinguished anglican clergyman who counted the prime minister, william ewart gladstone, amongst his friends in 1882, when benson was eleven-years-old, his father became archbishop of canterbury.
Robert hugh benson afsc kcsg kgchs (18 november 1871 – 19 october 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 lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in english literature, having written the notable novel lord of the world (1907. Robert hugh benson (18 november 1871 – 19 october 1914) was the youngest son of edward white benson, archbishop of canterbury, and younger brother of edward frederic benson benson was educated at eton college, and then studied classics and theology at trinity college, cambridge, from 1890 to.
Robert hugh benson was a convert to the catholic church an eminent man from an eminent late victorian english family, his conversion in 1903 was a notorious event his pedigree as an anglican and an englishman could hardly have been purer. Arguably the first twentieth-century dystopian, robert hugh benson was the third son of ew benson, the archbishop of canterbury (1882-1896) following the wishes of his father, robert took holy orders as an anglican priest, but, much to the shock of britain, converted to roman catholicism in 1903.
Both pope francis and pope benedict xvi (when he was joseph cardinal ratzinger) have encouraged catholics to read lord of the world, msgr robert hugh benson’s 1907 novel that eerily predicted the state of the world at the beginning of the 21st century catholics have listened.