CSL Daily 8/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 17th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian on August 22, 1941. It dealt with gluttony in a unique way.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One of the great, achievements of the last hundred years has been to deaden the human conscience on [gluttony], so that by now you will hardly find a sermon preached or a conscience troubled about it.”

The Screwtape Letters XVII
(Published in The Guardian on 8/22/1941)

CSL Daily 8/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Day with a White Mark,” a poem by Lewis was published in the August 17, 1949 issue of Punch.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The third radio talk from Lewis’s first broadcast series was given August 20, 1941; it was called “Materialism or Religion.” Now known as “What Lies Behind the Law” (chapter 4) of Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If there was a controlling power outside the universe, it could not show itself to us as one of the facts inside the universe-no more than the architect of a house could actually be a wall or staircase or fireplace in that house.”

3rd BBC Broadcast
(Given on 8/20/1941; Then known as Materialism or Religion)

CSL Daily 8/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis began recording on August 19, 1958 the first half of a 10-part radio series about four types of love.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To nearly all ancient men, and to many medieval men, friendship seemed the most valuable and the most completely human of all natural loves. It was for them the crown of life and the school of virtues.”

The Four Loves
(First Recorded for Radio on 8/19 & 8/20/1958)

CSL Daily 8/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Solomon,” a poem by Lewis was published in the August 14, 1946 issue of Punch.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think God wants us to love Him more, not to love creatures (even animals) less.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne on 8/18/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)