CSL Daily 3/27/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Unreal Estates,” a transcript of an interview with Lewis and others was published in the March, 1965 edition of Encounter.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”

The Last Battle (said by Aslan)
(Published on 3/19/1956)

Q03-27 (Term is Over-LB)

CSL Daily 3/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Dogma and Science” was published March 26, 1943 in The Guardian; it’s now part of “Dogma and the Universe” in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”

The Last Battle (said by Jewel the Unicorn)
(Published on 3/19/1956)

Q03-26 (Home at Last-LB)

CSL Daily 3/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 25, 1987 the US edition of Present Concerns, a collection of eighteen essays, became available.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.”

Letter to Sister Penelope CSMV on 3/25/1943
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q03-25 (Symbolism Exists)

CSL Daily 3/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Must Our Image of God Go?” is an essay published by Lewis in The Observer on March 24, 1963 and is available in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Any entity describable without gross abuse of language as God must be ultimate reality, and if ultimate reality is personal, then God is personal.”

Must Our Image of God Go?
(Published in The Observer on 3/24/63)

 

Q03-24b (God Is Personal)

 

CSL Daily 3/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s first collection of shorter works, Rehabilitations and Other Essays was published on March 23, 1939.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already.”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

Q03-23 (Already Had It)

CSL Daily 3/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Three Kinds of Men is a short essay by Lewis that was published in The Sunday Times on March 21, 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The price of Christ is something, in a way, much easier than moral effort – it is to want Him.”

Three Kinds of Men
(Published in The Sunday Times 3/21/43)

Q03-22 (Price of Christ)

CSL Daily 3/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Let’s Pretend is the fifth talk of the final BBC series given on March 21, 1944. Also Lewis recorded two final talks on this date.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth?”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

Q03-21 (Taken Off Guard)

CSL Daily 3/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s first ever book, Spirits in Bondage was published on March 20, 1919. It was a book of poems and he was only 20 years old.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“An influence which cannot evade our consciousness will not go very deep.”

The Literary Impact of the Authorized Version
(Speech first given on 3/20/1950 at the University of London)

Q03-20 (Evade Our Consciousness)

CSL Daily 3/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Last Battle was first published on March 19, 1956. This final Narnia story won the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Beloved,’ said the Glorious One, ‘unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.'”

The Last Battle 
(Published on 3/19/1956)

Q03-19 (Find Truly Seek)

CSL Daily 3/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 18, 1946 George MacDonald: An Anthology (edited by Lewis) was released. It was a collection of MacDonald quotes.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Bible itself gives us one short prayer which is suitable for all who are struggling with the beliefs and doctrines. It is: ‘LORD I believe, help Thou my unbelief.'”

Letter to Genia Goelz 3/18/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q03-18 (Help My Unbelief)