Daily Lewis

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

FACT OF THE DAY: “A Note on Jane Austen” was published in the October, 1954 issue of Essays in Criticism. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The hard core of morality...

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Special Feature

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

The following is part of a series reflecting on the life of C.S. Lewis. This is accomplished by summarizing various events or happenings during his lifetime for the noted period...

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All About Jack

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014

This is the next to last in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William...

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Resource Spotlight

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

This time I’m shining the spotlight on a site from a group who hosts an annual event that involves quite a celebration. Even if you’re reading this beyond the big...

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WELCOME!

WELCOME!

The purpose of Essential C.S. Lewis is to provide useful information to all types of C.S. Lewis fans. So, whether you are new to the works and writings of C.S. Lewis, or have been reading him for years, you should be able to find something new and/or interesting. Something just begun in 2013 are two new features. Below you will notice Jack in Retrospect and...

Jack in Retrospect

Jack in Retrospect

This is a weekly feature, just begun in 2013, highlights many of the events and accomplishments in the life of C.S. Lewis, along with books of his works published after his death. Anyone fairly familiar with C.S. Lewis knows he wrote a lot of books, but did you know he also had many shorter works (essays, sermons and addresses) published in his life? Likewise,...

All About Jack

All About Jack

To many Douglas Gresham needs no introduction. For those who are not aware, he is one of C.S. Lewis’s stepsons and the point-person for all things from the Lewis Estate. I caught up with him on 9/24/13, the morning after he spoke at Asbury University. Previously he wrote two books related to Lewis, Lenten Lands and Jack’s Life. I spoke with him...

C.S. Lewis Minute

C.S. Lewis Minute

“Learn more about Lewis in 60 seconds!” The concept behind the C.S. Lewis Minute is to provide information about the life or work of Lewis that doesn’t take a lot of your time. Having worked professionally in radio years ago and having previous produced one-minute features I believe I should use that experience for my first venture into podcasting...

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day Archive Below are the most recent quotes that I’ve shared on the main page that are only listed for that day there. If you want a certain month choose the link before the list to catch-up on what you’ve missed, or revisit those you enjoyed. Of course, please consider reading the original works by Lewis in context. To view the most recent Quote...

Quiz of the Day

Quiz of the Day

NOW YOU CAN GET THE ANSWER ON EACH DAY’S QUESTION! Visit THIS PAGE for recent quizzes. A Little History of the Quiz Back in late November 2010 I began to post questions based on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. The only way to get these questions at first was by becoming a friend on Facebook with “C S Lewis DailyQuiz.” Later a “fan page” was created,...

Fact of the Day

Fact of the Day

Just the Facts about Lewis…No Quiz Here! Some people after reading my quiz questions told me some were real easy and others were very difficult and wouldn’t it be nice to just know the information without having to guess? Actually, that’s not how it happen, but I imagine some people were thinking that! What really happen was I got to thinking I wanted to...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 30th

FACT OF THE DAY: “A Note on Jane Austen” was published in the October, 1954 issue of Essays in Criticism. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The hard core of morality and even of religion seems to me to be just what makes good comedy possible.” A Note on Jane Austen (Published in the October, 1954 issue of Essays in Criticism) - – -...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 29th

FACT OF THE DAY: On this date (10/29) in 1935 Oxford University Press agreed to publish The Allegory of Love. It became  Lewis’s first academic title. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Nearly all those evils in the world which people put down to greed or selfishness are really far more the result of Pride.” The Great Sin (Broadcast on BBC on...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 28th

FACT OF THE DAY: “Talking about Bicycles,” one of Lewis’s shorter works was published in the October, 1946 issue of Resistance. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” The Great Sin (Broadcast on BBC on 10/25/1942; Chapter Eight from Book...

C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists # 7 – Jesus in the Dock

This is the next to last in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William O’Flaherty), I am also joined again by Peter Byrom to help co-host. Today’s discussion is about the forth chapter of the book. If you haven’t listened to last week’s show...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 27th

FACT OF THE DAY: Narrative Poems was released today (10/27) in 1969. It included the entire contents of Dymer, Lewis’s second poetry book. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We want in fact not so much a father in Heaven as a grandfather in heaven – a senile benevolence who as they say ‘liked to see young people enjoying themselves.'”...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 26th

FACT OF THE DAY: Poems is a book collecting nearly all of Lewis’s shorter poems that was released on this date (10/26) in 1964. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” Forgiveness (Broadcast on BBC on 10/18/1942; Chapter Seven from Book Three, Christian...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 25th

FACT OF THE DAY: The sixth talk from the third BBC radio series was give live today (10/25) in 1942. It is known as “The Great Sin.” - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison…[pride] is the complete anti-God state of mind.” The Great Sin (Broadcast on BBC on 10/25/1942;...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 24th

FACT OF THE DAY: The 26th Screwtape Letter was published today in 1941 in The Guardian. Its subtitle was “The Generous Conflict Illusion.” - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Courtship is the time for sowing those seeds which will grow up ten years later into domestic hatred.” The Screwtape Letters – XXVI – The Generous Conflict...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 23rd

FACT OF THE DAY: The sixth and final radio drama of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe aired on the BBC today (10/23) in 1959. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “God makes no appetite in vain.” Learning in War-Time (Preached on 10/22/1939 as “None Other Gods: Culture in War-Time”) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: Who is Digory? TODAY’S...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 22nd

FACT OF THE DAY: Lewis preached his first sermon today (10/22) in 1939. We know it as “Learning in War-Time” (Then it was “None Other Gods: Culture in War-Time”) - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.” Learning in War-Time (Preached on...