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FACT OF THE DAY: On Oct. 15, 1951 Prince Caspian was the second Narnia story published. – – – QUOTE OF THE DAY: [Aslan to Lucy; who wanted him to do the same thing as before:] “Things never happen the same way twice.” Prince Caspian (Published 10/15/1951) Learn More Details about The Misquotable C.S. Lewis

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Special Feature

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018

Most of you are aware that this website and my social media places are all paid for by a single person, myself (William O’Flaherty) because of my love of the writings of C.S. Lewis. You can play a part in supporting these works by clicking on the links I have and buy ANYTHING after following […]

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All About Jack

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018

Here’s another podcast featuring content from the recent 2018 Taylor Colloquium. This time it’s the third and final show of highlights from the keynote addresses. This one features excepts from Crystal Hurd and Crystal Downing. Hurd’s topic was “Exploring the Family Influences of C. S. Lewis.” Downing spoke on “Dorothy L. Sayers and the Wages […]

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Confirming Quotations

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018

The following is part of a series exploring quotations attributed to C.S. Lewis that are questionable for one reason or another. I’ve collected, reorganized, and expanded this material in a book, THE MISQUOTABLE C.S. LEWIS, that is now widely available (Amazon, including the Kindle format, and via Google Books). It examines 75 quotations and so it […]

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Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions (Podcast Recap)

updated 3/24/18

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The following is the easiest way to locate the six part podcast series Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions. This series is a companion to my Confirming Quotations and Correcting Misconceptions blog posts.

Just click on the picture of the episode you want to hear and it will take you to the podcast site to listen to it.

 

Episode 1 – General introduction to the series that provides an overview to all of the material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 2 – Explores quotations falsely attributed to Lewis
(first of two-part)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CSL Daily 10/15/18


FACT OF THE DAY:

On Oct. 15, 1951 Prince Caspian was the second Narnia story published.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Aslan to Lucy; who wanted him to do the same thing as before:] “Things never happen the same way twice.”

Prince Caspian
(Published 10/15/1951)

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CSL Daily 10/14/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis gave his first ever lecture on Oct. 14, 1924. It was called “The Good, Its Position among Values.” Only four attended.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction; they can be deceived by the stories in the women’s magazines.”

An Experiment in Criticism
(Published 10/13/1961)

 

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CSL Daily 10/13/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Oct. 13, 1961 An Experiment in Criticism was published; while a professional title by Lewis it is more readable than others.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Nothing can deceive unless it bears a plausible resemblance to reality.”

An Experiment in Criticism
(Published 10/13/1961)

 

 

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[PODCAST] Taylor Colloquium Keynote Highlights 2018 – pt. 3 of 3

Here’s another podcast featuring content from the recent 2018 Taylor Colloquium. This time it’s the third and final show of highlights from the keynote addresses. This one features excepts from Crystal Hurd and Crystal Downing.

Hurd’s topic was “Exploring the Family Influences of C. S. Lewis.” Downing spoke on “Dorothy L. Sayers and the Wages of Cinema.” Don’t miss the other two shows featuring other keynote highlights and also the two-part panel discussion; links are below.

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CSL Daily 10/12/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

A second edition of The Pilgrim’s Regress was published in October, 1935 by Sheed & Ward. The first publisher was J.M. Dent in 1933. The Pilgrim’s Regress: The Wade Annotated Edition officially came out on Oct. 12, 2014; the notes were from David Downing.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were desiring.”

The Pilgrim’s Regress
(2nd Edition Published October 1935)

 

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CSL Daily 10/11/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth talk from the third BBC series, “Sexual Morality” was given on Oct. 11, 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Christian rule is, ‘Either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence.’ Now this is so difficult and so contrary to our instincts, that obviously either Christianity is wrong or our sexual instinct, as it now is, has gone wrong.”

Sexual Morality
(Broadcast on BBC on 10/11/1942; Chapter Five from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

 

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CSL Daily 10/10/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 24th letter from Screwtape was published on Oct. 10, 1941 in The Guardian. The theme was Spiritual Pride.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape Laments:] “If you try to make him explicitly and professedly proud of being a Christian, you will probably fail; the Enemy’s [God’s] warnings are too well known.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXIV – Spiritual Pride
(First published in The Guardian on 10/10/1941)

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CSL Daily 10/09/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God was published on Oct. 9, 1944; from the final series of talks on the BBC.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”

Nice People or New Men
(Chapter 10 of Beyond Personality; published 10/9/1944)

 

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CSL Daily 10/08/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Preface to ‘Paradise Lost’ was published Oct. 8, in 1942. Lewis adapted it from his 1941 Ballard Matthews Lectures.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Certain things, if not seen as lovely or detestable, are not being correctly seen at all.”

A Preface to ‘Paradise Lost’
(Published 10/8/1942)

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CSL Daily 10/07/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote the preface to his scholarly work English Literature in the Sixteenth Century on Oct. 7, 1953.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Good books which are remote from modern sympathy need to be treated at greater length than good books which everyone already knows and loves.”

Preface to English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
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Written 10/7/1953)

 

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[PODCAST] Taylor Colloquium Keynote Highlights 2018 – pt. 2 of 3

Here’s another podcast featuring content from the recent 2018 Taylor Colloquium. This time it’s more highlights from the keynote addresses. This one features about twelve minutes each from Joe Christopher and D.S. Martin. Christopher’s topic was “C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman Disagree about a Phoenix.” Martin spoke on “A Poetic Look at C.S. Lewis.” Two more talks were given and will be shared as well; the notes below will be updated with links to them when they are available. Also below are links to the two-part panel discussion.

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CSL Daily 10/06/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Horrid Red Things” was published on Oct. 6, 1944 in Church of England Newspaper. It was adapted in the book Miracles.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There is thus a distinction not only between thought and imagination in general, but even between thought and those images which the thinker (falsely) believes to be true.”

Horrid Red Things
(Published in Church of England Newspaper on 10/6/1944)

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CSL Daily 10/05/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Oct. 5, 1954 The Horse and His Boy was release in the US for the first time. It debuted in the UK the same year the previous month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him.”

(Broadcast on BBC on 10/4/1942; Chapter four (Morality and Psychoanalysis) from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

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CSL Daily 10/04/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Morality and Psychoanalysis” is the title of what was originally the third talk Lewis gave on Oct. 4, 1942 from his third BBC series.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When a man makes a moral choice two things are involved. One is the act of choosing. The other is the various feelings, impulses and so on which his psychological outfit presents him with, and which are the raw material of his choice.”

Morality and Psychoanalysis
(Broadcast on BBC on 10/4/1942; Chapter four from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

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CSL Daily 10/03/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 23rd letter from Screwtape was published on Oct. 3, 1941 in The Guardian. It was the first one with a subtitle, which was “The Historical Jesus.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Admits:) “The earliest converts were converted by a single historical fact (the Resurrection) and a single theological doctrine (the Redemption) operating on a sense of sin which they already had.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXIII – The Historical Jesus
(First published in The Guardian on 10/3/1941)

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