Tag Archives: hell

Interview with William O’Flaherty, “C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell”

Readers of A Pilgrim in Narnia will know of my abiding interest in The Screwtape Letters. As the 75th anniversary of the first printing of the Letters is next Monday, we are taking a couple of weeks to celebrate this “positively diabolical” … Continue reading

Posted in Fictional Worlds, Memorable Quotes, News & Links | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

The Deeper Meaning of “The Great Divorce”

This is dangerous territory–partly because some have trumbled into the “real” meaning of this or that book and caused an awful mess. When read this way the Bible most especially becomes secret code for everything from American foreign policy to the … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Guest Blog: C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven: William O’Flaherty’s Interview with David Clark

William O’Flaherty is the intrepid host of the “All About Jack” podcast and the Essential C.S. Lewis website. He interviewed Dr. David Clark, and includes that transcript here as part of our ongoing series on The Great Divorce. Dr. Clark … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Level of Hell that Dante Forgot: A Note from Discworld

Terry Pratchett is about as weird and wonderful an author as I could ever want. A master world-builder, he trades in irony, parody, and satire the way the TV show Glee trades in stereotypes. And yet, despite the constant self-degradation … Continue reading

Posted in Fictional Worlds, Memorable Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

“I’d Rather be Damned than Go along With You!” The Big Man in The Great Divorce

Readers here will know that I’ve blogged about bullying before. C.S. Lewis himself struggled with the culture of bullying at the schools he went to. In this intriguing chapter of The Great Divorce, published 70 years ago today, Lewis explores … Continue reading

Posted in Memorable Quotes, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Call For Guest Blogs on The Great Divorce

On Monday, Nov 10th, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ novella, The Great Divorce. I rank this among the best of Lewis’ fiction and one of his richest thought experiments. Though not one of his bestsellers, I think … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Blogs, Reflections, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

The Gates of Hell are Open… Want to Peek?

I have just finished preparing a class on Witches for my University of Prince Edward Island class today. It’s Hallowe’en, so evoking the Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Christian Studies department is not altogether unwelcome. It should … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments