Lewis's Concept Of Heaven Analysis

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Finally, Lewis uses his Biblical understanding of Heaven to signify that Heaven is immeasurably more important when in comparison to either Earth or Hell. The substance of Heaven is truer and the reality of Heaven much deeper than the temporal substance of Earth. Lewis demonstrates this through his description of Heaven and the corresponding description of Hell. He writes;
I had the sense of being in a larger space, perhaps even a larger sort of space, than I had ever known before: as if the sky were further off and the extent of the green plain wider than they could be on this little ball of Earth. I had got "out" in some sense which made the Solar System itself seem an indoor affair.
The incredible imagery Lewis uses in this quote summarizes
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Ghosts that could not accept this could not endure Heaven because they could not see the larger picture of God’s ultimate story. Although the ghosts held ideas of what was most important, they were only temporary things compared to the realness of Heaven. Heaven boasts much that the ghosts could not imagine or understand. The truth remains that the sinful ghosts would never understand the true reality of Heaven until they released their worldly goals and selfish ambitions. When the ghosts renounced their sinful natures or haughty ideals and accepted God’s “Bleeding Charity,” as one ghost puts it, they gradually became solid. Their selfish justifications were the things holding them back from accepting heaven. Of course, this is not as simple as it may appear. People that have believed a lie their whole lives may never be willing to accept truth because of the deep penetration of the lie into their consciousness. Lies will seem like truth to those who continue to accept them as truth and Lewis skillfully demonstrates this through the difficulties he witnesses throughout The Great Divorce’s story.
Perhaps the reason we dream of something beyond Earth is because we despair for Heaven; the true reality. Lewis wrote the Narnia series for many of the same
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His face flushed with a new light. A fern, thirty yards behind him, turned golden. The eastern side of every tree-trunk grew bright. Shadows deepened. All the time there had been bird noises, trilling, chattering, and the like; but now suddenly the full chorus was poured from every branch; cocks were crowing, there was music of hounds, and horns; above all this ten thousand tongues of men and woodland angels and the wood itself sang. "It comes! It comes!" they sang. "Sleepers awake! It comes, it comes, it

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