CSL Daily 11/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On November 16, 1966 the US edition of Letters of C.S. Lewis came out. It was edited, with a memoir by W.H. Lewis, his brother. It was released in the UK on April 18 of the same year.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The remarkable thing about his literary career is that it never occurred to him until a relatively late date that his great achievement would be prose.”

Letters of C.S. Lewis – Memoir by W. H. Lewis
(US edition published 11/16/1966)

CSL Daily 11/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Nov. 14, 1958 Lewis wrote to Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher to accept his invitation to become a member of the Commission to Revise the Psalter.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Despair is a greater sin than any of the sins which provoke it.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXIX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/14/1941)

CSL Daily 11/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters – XXIX: Cowardice was released on Nov. 14, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Our research department has not yet discovered (though success is hourly expected) how to produce any virtue. This is a serious handicap. To be greatly and effectively wicked a man needs some virtue.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXIX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/14/1941)

CSL Daily 11/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Although previously released in 1991, All My Road Before Me came out in paperback in the US on Nov. 13, 1992.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it,’ while really it is finding its place in him.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXVIII
(First published in The Guardian on 11/7/1941)

CSL Daily 11/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’ first ever essay was published in November, 1912 in Cherbourg School Magazine and called “The Expedition to Holly Bush Hill.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling’— which looks as if everything depended on us and our good actions: but the second half goes on, ‘For it is God who worketh in you’— which looks as if God did everything and we nothing.”

Faith (Given as a talk on the BBC on November 8, 1942 and later published as chapter 12 in Christian Behavior)