I’ve just finished reading a most extraordinary novel, one that sheds considerable light on the spiritual predicaments of our own time.
The odd thing is that it was written just over a hundred years ago.
It’s called The Lord of the World
, and it was authored by Robert Hugh Benson.
Benson was the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and to the shock and chagrin of much of British society, he left the Anglican church and became a Catholic priest.
Benson died young at 41, just after finishing this book.