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What you saw was correct: the music critic is seeing a connection between "divinely inspired" and "religious" that is not certain. When you see such a clear jump in logic, you are very close to picking out the flaw in the reasoning.
If author had said something such as "Vierne's works are divinely inspired, therefore his music is a great work of art" then I would expect the correct answer to be very close to your prephrase: the music critic assumes that if a work is divinely inspired then it is a great work of art.
There is something that you need to catch here and be on the look out for. The words religious and divine inspired are very closely linked in meaning. There are some situations in which it would be okay to use either one. For example, you can describe a vision or an epiphany as a religious experience or as a divine experience.
Once you see that the author jumps from A to B, and A and B can be used synonymously in a different context, then you should expect the flaw to describe a confusion in the author's use of these two words.
Your understanding of the flaw in this stimulus was valid. However, the correct answer choice described a more specific manifestation of the general flaw that you described. If you see an answer choice like this in the future (an answer that describes what you think is too specific for your prephrase) keep it for a moment as a contender. Consider if you could describe the flaw in this more specific way. In this case, it is not too much of a leap to say that 'religious' and 'divine' are closely related words.