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The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce

Postby Karla » 05 Jul 2004, 15:52

Anybody know of a good study guide for this?
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Re: The Great Divorce

Postby Guest » 06 Jul 2004, 00:00

No, sorry. I have read it within the last 3 months though!

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Re: The Great Divorce

Postby Sven » 08 Jul 2004, 16:08

Hi, Karla,
It isn't really a study guide, but there are some good questions for discussion at the website

http://www.benet.org/teachers/mbremner/Senior_Religion/The_Great_Divorce/the_great_divorce.html

There are a lot of things the author of the website doesn't include, alas. For instance:

1. How and why the title is a play on the William Blake's poem "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell".

2. A mention of, or explanation of, the medieval concept of the refrigerium (the vacation from Hell).


But, it is a good starting point.

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Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet -- and yet -- O, Mole, I am afraid!
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Re: The Great Divorce

Postby Karla » 08 Jul 2004, 16:36

Great, Sven! Thanks :)
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Re: The Great Divorce

Postby barefoot prince » 14 Jul 2004, 17:54

the only thing I have in my "Great Divorce" book is a print out of this web site which I found helpful: http://www.lindentree.org/grtdvc.html

I was pleased to know that Lewis felt strongly about this book. I have always prized it as "my" favorite.
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Re: The Great Divorce

Postby carol » 25 Aug 2004, 09:34

Sven wrote: the medieval concept of the refrigerium (the vacation from Hell).


Sven, does this mean a) the worst vacation ever b) my refrigerator is like a blessing from Heaven c)Lewis was writing about whiteware & we didn't realise it d) something else?

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