From the September, 2004 issue of Touchstone
C. S. Lewis Choosing Our Own Destiny by Charles E. Bressler

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Choosing Our Own Destiny

George MacDonald & C. S. Lewis on Rights, Duties, Heaven & Hell

In January of 1939 C. S. Lewis wrote to a friend that he had just finished one of George MacDonald’s later novels, What’s Mine’s Mine, first published in 1886, and called it the fourth greatest book he had ever read. Lewis asserted in several places in his writings that MacDonald was his literary master, and after reading this comment, I was struck with the similarity of the title to what I believed to be the theme of Lewis’s The Great Divorce, written just fiv . . .


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