CSL Daily 9/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 22nd Screwtape letter was published on September 26, 1941 in The Guardian (before being release in 1942 as a single book). It’s the only one signed by Toadpipe.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Everything has to be twisted before it’s any use to us.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXII
(First published in The Guardian on 9/26/1941)

CSL Daily 9/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 25, 1929 Lewis’ father (Albert) died. His financial support was vital to Lewis getting his degrees at Oxford.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXI
(First published in The Guardian on 9/19/1941)

CSL Daily 9/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 12, 1951 “The Country of the Blind” is a poem first published in Punch and available in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.”

Out of the Silent Planet
(Published 9/23/1938)

CSL Daily 9/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Out of the Silent Planet was first published on September 23, 1938. It was his second fictional story for Lewis as a Christian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory.”

Out of the Silent Planet
(Published 9/23/1938)

CSL Daily 9/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 22, 1944 “The Death of Words” was published in The Spectator. It was republished in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The most important sense of a word is not always the most useful. What is the good of deepening a word’s connotation if you deprive the word of all practicable denotation?”

The Death of Words
(Published 9/22/1944 in The Spectator)

CSL Daily 9/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Sermon and the Lunch” was first published on September 21, 1945 in Church of England Newspaper. It’s now in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The greed to be loved is a fearful thing. Some of those who say (and almost with pride) that they live only for love come, at last, to live in incessant resentment.”

The Sermon and the Lunch
(Published 9/21/1945 in Church of England Newspaper)

CSL Daily 9/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Christian Behaviour, the third BBC series for Lewis began on September 20, 1942. The first talk was “The Three Parts of Morality.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Think of humanity as a band playing a tune. To get a good result, you need two things. Each player’s individual instrument must be in tune and also each must come in at the right moment so as to combine with all the others.”

The Three Parts of Morality
(Broadcast on BBC on 9/20/1942; Chapter one from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

CSL Daily 9/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Surprised By Joy: The Shape of My Early Life by Lewis was published September 19, 1955.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Joy is not a substitute for sex; sex is very often a substitute for Joy. I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for Joy.”

Surprised By Joy
(Published 9/19/1955)

CSL Daily 9/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Landing” is a poem published in Punch on Sept. 15, 1948; a revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The limit of giving is to be the limit of our ability to give.”

English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
(Published 9/16/1954)

 

CSL Daily 9/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe began being dramatized on the BBC in six weekly installments on September 18, 1959.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The value given to the testimony of any feeling must depend on our philosophy [belief system], not our whole philosophy on a feeling.”

Religion: Reality or Substitute?
(Published in September-October, 1941 issue of World Dominion)