Response to the great divorce

the great divorce pdf

MacDonald briefly presents a Christian reply to one of the most enduring arguments against theism, the problem of evil. She says that she has been perfectly happy without him. Besides the Dante Effect—the reality that art and culture shape culture and thought—there are two reasons.

You may have to work a bit, though Lewis estate to produce a stage version of The Great Divorce. He only wants to go as far as Dante, telling a morally invested story with the artistry that he has.

The theme of the dream parallels The Pilgrim's Progress in which the protagonist dreams of judgment day in the House of the Interpreter.

The Taproot Theatre of Seattle chose the Magis adaptation to open its new Theater Space in and extended the run due to popular demand. Exactly what this means is unclear; presumably it is another of the paradoxes of eternity. MacDonald explains that it is possible for a soul to choose to remain in Heaven despite having been in the grey town; for such souls, the goodness of Heaven will work backwards into their lives, turning even their worst sorrows into joy, and changing their experience on Earth to an extension of Heaven.

My favorite quote in the book is this, "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done. Following is an extended review of the book containing comments on specific chapters, concluded by overall impressions.

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The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis