A Companion to The Great Divorce
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A Companion to The Great Divorce

A guide to help you navigate through the complex religious study "The Great Divorce" written by C.S. Lewis.
4.6 (8 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2014
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 22 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to better understand the meaning behind the writing of C.S. Lewis
  • Gain a better knowledge of Heaven and Hell
  • Be able to apply various religious concepts to your own life
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Requirements
  • A copy of "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis is highly recommended
Description

C.S. Lewis is one of the of the most talented and well-known writers of the 20th Century. Many are familiar with his Chronicles of Narnia, but few are familiar with his works that cover religion directly, such as the Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity and the subject of this course, The Great Divorce. C.S. Lewis takes a different approach to discussing key religious topics in The Great Divorce. In the book, a group of damned souls in Hell are allowed to take a bus trip into Heaven. While some stay, most do not, and are left to continue spending an eternity in Hell. C.S. Lewis scholar, and doctor of Philosophy, Arthur Hippler takes a chapter by chapter look at this work to help you understand some of the complexities of the work. By reading the book and utilizing the course material provided here, you'll be able to gain a better understanding of what one should avoid in order to achieve Heaven.

The course material includes:

  • 21 high-quality video lectures
  • 16 Quizzes
  • Written text

It is highly recommended that students purchase a copy of the actual book The Great Divorce to read along with the course. Each section in the the course covers a specific chapter of The Great Divorce and starts with written text explaining the themes in that chapter, followed by a video lecture, and concludes with a short quiz.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those looking for instruction in the moral life through the means of a fictional novel
  • Church Bible study groups
  • C.S. Lewis fans
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
6 Lectures 09:53

This text provides a few things to note about this course.

Preview 00:34

A video lecture that provides a preview of this course.

Preview Video Lecture
01:40

A quiz based on the Preview Video Lecture.

Preview Quiz
2 questions

This lecture contains an introduction to this course and some of the themes that will be present throughout.

Preview 02:20

A video lecture based on the Introduction text of this course.

Preview 02:17

This lecture contains a brief biographical overview of the life of C.S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis Biography
01:00

A video lecture providing a brief Biographical overview of the life of C.S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis Biography Video Lecture
02:01

A quiz based on the C.S. Lewis Biographical Overview and the C.S. Lewis Biography Video Lecture.

C.S. Lewis Biography Quiz
3 questions
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Preface to The Great Divorce
2 Lectures 09:42

This lecture covers the Preface of The Great Divorce.

Preface: The Purpose of "The Great Divorce" Text
04:37

A video lecture based on the Preface text of this course and the Preface of The Great Divorce.

Preface: The Purpose of "The Great Divorce" Video Lecture
05:05

A quiz based on the Preface Text and Video Lecture.

Preface: The Purpose of "The Great Divorce" Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #1: Queuing up for the bus
2 Lectures 12:17

This lecture covers Chapter #1 of The Great Divorce.

Preview 04:50

A video lecture based on the Chapter #1 text of this course and Chapter #1 of The Great Divorce.

Preview 07:27

A quiz based on the Chapter #1 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #1: Queuing up for the bus Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #2: Tousle-headed Poet, Intelligent Man
2 Lectures 14:40

This lecture covers Chapter #2 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #2: Tousle-headed Poet, Intelligent Man Text
04:47

A video lecture based on the Chapter #2 text of this course and Chapter #2 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #2: Tousle-headed Poet, Intelligent Man Video Lecture
09:53

A quiz based on the Chapter #2 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #2: Tousle-headed Poet, Intelligent Man Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #3: The Hardness of Heaven
2 Lectures 09:21

This lecture covers Chapter #3 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #3: The Hardness of Heaven Text
04:55

A video lecture based on the Chapter #3 text of this course and Chapter #3 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #3: The Hardness of Heaven Video Lecture
04:26

A quiz based on the Chapter #3 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #3: The Hardness of Heaven Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #4: The "Big Man" and Len
2 Lectures 09:20

This lecture covers Chapter #4 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #4: The "Big Man" and Len Text
04:30

A video lecture based on the Chapter #4 text of this course and Chapter #4 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #4: The "Big Man" and Len Video Lecture
04:50

A quiz based on the Chapter #4 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #4: The "Big Man" and Len Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #5: The Episcopal Ghost
2 Lectures 13:06

This lecture covers Chapter #5 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #5: The Episcopal Ghost Text
04:46

A video lecture based on the Chapter #5 text of this course and Chapter #5 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #5: The Episcopal Ghost Video Lecture
08:20

A quiz based on the Chapter #5 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #5: The Episcopal Ghost Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #6: Ikey tries to steal
2 Lectures 12:57

This lecture covers Chapter #6 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #6: Ikey tries to steal Text
04:36

A video lecture based on the Chapter #6 text of this course and Chapter #6 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #6: Ikey tries to steal Video Lecture
08:21

A quiz based on the Chapter #6 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #6: Ikey tries to steal Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #7: The Hard Bitten Ghost
2 Lectures 12:04

This lecture covers Chapter #7 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #7: The Hard Bitten Ghost Text
04:38

A video lecture based on the Chapter #7 text of this course and Chapter #7 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #7: The Hard Bitten Ghost Video Lecture
07:26

A quiz based on the Chapter #7 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #7: The Hard Bitten Ghost Quiz
3 questions
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Chapter #8: The Very Self-conscious Ghost
2 Lectures 11:16

This lecture covers Chapter #8 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #8: The Very Self-conscious Ghost Text
04:52

A video lecture based on the Chapter #8 text of this course and Chapter #8 of The Great Divorce.

Chapter #8: The Very Self-conscious Ghost Video Lecture
06:24

A quiz based on the Chapter #8 Text and Video Lecture.

Chapter #8: The Very Self-conscious Ghost Quiz
3 questions
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About the Instructor
Dr. Arthur Hippler
4.6 Average rating
19 Reviews
264 Students
2 Courses
Doctorate in Philosophy, C.S. Lewis Scholar

Dr. Arthur Hippler is chairman of the Religion Department and teaches religion for Providence eLearning. Since 2001, he has been Visiting Professor with the Institute for Pastoral Theology of Ave Maria University. Before coming to Providence eLearning, he served the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin), teaching moral theology and social ethics in the diocesan programs for lay formation and continuing education for teachers. He is the author of Citizens of the Heavenly City: A Catechism of Catholic Social Teaching, published by Borromeo Books. He received his bachelor's in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in California, and his doctorate in Philosophy from Boston College.