CSL Daily 8/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

That Hideous Strength, a book from Lewis’s Sci-Fi trilogy, was published August 16, 1945.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published in 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A previously unpublished essay by Lewis was the lead title piece in Christian Reunion published on August 15, 1990.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that ‘suits’ him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches.”

The Screwtape Letters XVI
(Published in The Guardian on 8/15/1941)

CSL Daily 8/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Voyage to Venus by Lewis was published on August 14, 1953. It is the same book as Perelandra from 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We must use the talent we have, not the talents we haven’t.”

Letter to Cynthia Donnelly 8/14/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 8/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The second ever radio talk by Lewis was given on August 13, 1941. At the time it was called “Scientific Law and Moral Law” but is “THE REALITY OF THE LAW” in Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The laws of nature, as applied to stones or trees, may only mean ‘what Nature, in fact, does’. But if you turn to the Law of Human Nature, the Law of Decent Behaviour, it is a different matter. That law certainly does not mean ‘what human beings, in fact, do’; for as I said before, many of them do not obey this law at all, and none of them obey it completely.”

2nd BBC Broadcast
(Given on 8/13/1941; Known as The Reality of the Law)

CSL Daily 8/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A second edition of The Abolition of Man was published by Geoffrey Bles on August 12, 1946.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man’s mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut.”

The Abolition of Man
(2nd Edition Published 8/12/1946)

 

CSL Daily 8/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Sailing of the Ark” was published on August 11, 1948 in Punch. Revised and re-titled “The Late Passenger” in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most completely temporal part of time-for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”

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

CSL Daily 8/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’ letter to the editor of Church Times on “The Holy Name” was published on August 10, 1951.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think almost all the crimes which Christians have perpetrated against each other arise from this, that religion is confused with politics.”

Letter to Don Giovanni Calabria 8/10/1953
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 8/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first known letter Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope occurred on August 9, 1939.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One hopes there will come a day when one can enjoy nice things said about one’s self just in the same innocent way as one enjoys nice things about anyone else—perfect humility will need no modesty.”

Letter to Sister Penelope 8/9/1939
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 8/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 15th letter from Screwtape was published on August 8, 1941 in The Guardian. Themes include understanding Time.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The humans live in time but our Enemy [God] destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which they call the Present.”

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

CSL Daily 8/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem “Two Kinds of Memory” was published on August 7, 1947 in Time and Tide. A revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven.”

Letter to Mrs. Johnson 8/7/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)