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The Great Divorce - A Dream

  title={The Great Divorce - A Dream},
  author={Cynthia Lewis},
This is C.S. Lewis's response to William Blake's "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell". Unlike Blake, Lewis believed that good and evil need not and should not be together in an eternal Gordian knot. As Lewis says in his introduction, "Evil can be undone, but it cannot "develop" into good. Time does not heal it ...If was insist on keeping Hell (or even Earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell." Like… Expand
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Scripture, revelation and Platonism in C. S. Lewis
  • A. Walker
  • Philosophy
  • Scottish Journal of Theology
  • 2002
Noting that C. S. Lewis's writings do not contain a systematic statement of his understanding of the relationship between scripture and revelation, this essay exposes the literary, theological andExpand
Platonic Shadows in C. S. Lewis' Narnia Chronicles
As a literary critic, science fiction writer, Christian apologist, and creator of the Chronicles of Namia, in the last several decades C. S. Lewis has attained a reputation and following enviable inExpand
Gods and Friends: C. S. Lewis on Divinization
“When asked to identify who is talking about deification in Western theological circles, my initial response is „Who isn‟t?‟ It seems that almost every Protestant and Catholic theologian writingExpand
Sider’s Puzzle and the Mormon Afterlife
There is a puzzle about divine justice stemming from the fact that God seems required to judge on the basis of criteria that are vague. Justice is proportional, however, it seems God violatesExpand
“Leaf by Niggle”: The Worth of the Work
Abstract:A portrait of an unusual modern artist, “Leaf by Niggle” dramatizes the theory of “sub-creation” that Tolkien enunciates in a companion essay, “On Fairy-Stories.” His view of fantasy owesExpand
The Earth’s Future: Narrative, Gospel, Mission. A Theological Projection through the Canon of the Christian Scriptures.
Christian mission is shaped by many things not least of which are perceptions of the created order and eschatology. The nature of the transition from earth to new earth has profound consequences inExpand
Who Wants to Live Forever?: Explaining the Cross-Cultural Recurrence of Reincarnation Beliefs
Around 30% of world cultures endorse reincarnation and 20% of contemporary Americans think that reincarnation is plausible. This paper addresses the question of why belief in reincarnation is soExpand
Emotions in Mormon canonical texts
In this study Mormon theology has been brought to interact with the socio-scientific study of emotion. The expressed purpose of this dialogue has been to construct an introductory Latter-day SaintExpand
In My End Is My Beginning
Taking as its leitmotif the ‘in my beginning is my end’ of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, this sub-section places endings under the sign of beginnings, and vice versa, through comparison of variousExpand