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The Great Divorce The Great Divorce a book written by CS Lewis is known to be one of the most profound works on Christian philosophy Much of Lewiss work is based on his Christian faith In this book he explains the concepts of Heaven and Hell as well as the experiences he went through in his conversion from atheism to Christianity He also explores some of the issues of the mid-twentieth century and the Catholic Churchs teachings on Heaven and Hell CS Lewis was born in Belfast Ireland in the late nineteenth century He received a good education through private education and studying at the University of Oxford In 1931 Lewis abandoned his atheist views and converted to Christianity His good friend JRRTolkien encouraged this major step in his life From that point on Lewiss work began to share a common theme His work was not only influenced by his new religion but also by GK Chesterton and Tolkien who served as his mentors as well Most of his writings contain a moral lesson as well as a theological theme Both of these can be found in his book The Great Divorce The Great Divorce is a story in which the author who is the main character embarks on a journey through Heaven and Hell on a bus He explains not what Heaven and Hell are like physically but rather what it means to be in hell or heaven Lewis states Heaven is not a state of mind Heaven is reality itself Divorce 68 In the book the main character encounters many different characters that he engages in philosophical discussions with There are also many contrasting themes in this book The people of hell that are visiting Heaven are described as transparent people similar to ghosts The people found in heaven are seen as bright solid people opposed to the phantom appearance of the people who exist in Hell When the ghosts
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