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The Great Divorce: Advent 3.

In the middle of The Great Divorce Lewis meets the person sent to talk to him, writer and poet George MacDonald. This is a crucial part of the book. MacDonald accompanies Lewis and some of the conversations they see from this point are discussed between the two of them, with MacDonald offering much explanation. Just […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 2.2

In our second session we continued by looking at several of the conversations between one ghost and the heavenly being who comes to meet him or her. The Big Ghost The first ghost Lewis observes is the Big Ghost, a man who has come for his “Rights.” We have already seen him bully ghosts in […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 2.1.

Our second session of C.S.Lewis’ The Great Divorce began by looking at what the We had established in our first session that Lewis is exploring many things including how and why individuals make the choices they do. It is also a fantasy inspired by faith. What he is not doing is discussing Theology or Doctrine. […]

The Great Divorce: Advent 1.2.

Chapters 1-3: From Heaven to Hell. Lewis opens the book with an image of Hell we are not expecting. It is somewhat reminiscent of Seaside (a part of Eastbourne where many of the group live). Run down, raining; it is dismal rather than terrifying. Here Shades are tormented by drizzle! It is a pointless place, […]

A Sad Week

As some of you may have noticed from our Facebook page, this is a sad week for us. On Wednesday night, our member John Pope died. He had been ill with cancer and had known it was terminal for many months. John was raised a Catholic, but spent many years involved with the Church of […]

Soul Cake, A Soul Cake!

Yesterday we celebrated the feast of All Saints, moved from Saturday. All Souls, therefore moves to today. While researching All Saints and All Souls with my daughter, I came across the tradition of Soul Cakes. These were given as alms to the poor on behalf of the soul of a loved one. Some sites suggested […]