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Sunday, March 22, 2009


X said that he wrote Y as a way to sort out his own beliefs about God and Christ. In doing so he inspired many readers by combining romanticism and spiritual piety common in sentimental novels of the 19th century with the action and adventure found in the more vulgar stories of the day. It prompted many clergy to reverse their church's long-held opposition to novels and actually encourage their congregations to read Y, as a result helping it to become one of the best selling novels of its time. It not only helped wipe away any lingering American resistance to the novel, it was instrumental in introducing many Christian audiences to theater and film.

X:Lew Wallace
Y:Ben Hur


Shrey said...

Lew Wallace about Ben Hur

aniket said...

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ