CSL Daily 4/27/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Personal Heresy, published April 27, 1939 is the only book by Lewis with a co-author (Professor E.M.W. Tillyard).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One never can see, or not till long afterwards, why any one was selected for any job. And when one does, it is usually some reason that leaves no room for vanity.”

Perelandra
(Published 4/20/1943)

Q04-27 - (No Room Vanity)

CSL Daily 4/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis began keeping a diary for nearly five years starting in April, 1922. It was released after his death as All My Road Before Me.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All that is made seems planless to the darkened mind, because there are more plans than it looked for.”

Perelandra
(Published 4/20/1943)

Q04-26 - (Not Planless)

CSL Daily 4/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Grand Miracle,” preached earlier this month in 1945 was printed in the April 27, 1945 issue of The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If I remember rightly, St. Augustine raised a question about the theological position of satyrs, monopods, and other semi-human creatures. He decided it could wait till we knew there were any.”

Religion and RocketryQ04-25 - (Semi-human Creatures)
(Published as “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” in the April, 1958 issue of Christian Herald)

 

CSL Daily 4/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Perelandra which was released in the UK in April, 1943 (on the 20th); was first available in the US a year later on April 11, 1944.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Ambition! We must be careful what we mean by it. It if means the desire to get ahead of other people—which is what I think it does mean—then it is bad. If it means simply wanting to do a thing well, then it is good.”

Answers to Questions on Christianity
(Talk given on April 18th or 19th in 1944 at the Electric and Musical Industries Christian Fellowship)

Q04-24 - (Ambition - Depends)

CSL Daily 4/23/17

Jack and Joy

FACT OF THE DAY:

Happy anniversary to Lewis & Joy Davidman (1st time married on April 23, 1956).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All the beauty of nature withers when we try to make it absolute. Put first things first and we get second things thrown in: put second things first & we lose both first and second things.”

Letter to  Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 4/23/1951
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q04-23 - (First Things Letter)

CSL Daily 4/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Hamlet: The Prince or the Poem?” is the Annual Shakespeare Lecture Lewis gave on April 22, 1942 for the British Academy in London.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.”

Hamlet: The Prince or the Poem?
(Lecture given  on April 22, 1942 for the British Academy in London)

Q04-22 - (Wise Circle)

CSL Daily 4/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Interim Report” published in The Cambridge Review on April 21, 1956 presented Lewis’s comparison of Oxford and Cambridge.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“No creature that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed. They that are whole need not the physician. Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.”

Religion and Rocketry
(Published as “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” in the April, 1958 issue of Christian Herald)

 Q04-21 - (Deserved Redemption)

CSL Daily 4/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On April 20, 1942 is when Perelandra was published. It tells of adventures on Venus.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Every joy is beyond all others. The fruit we are eating is always the best fruit of all.”

Perelandra
(Published 4/20/1943)

Q04-20 - (Best Fruit)

CSL Daily 4/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Christian Behaviour was first published on April 19, 1943. It is better known for being Book 3 of Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Hope…a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.”

Christian Behaviour 
(Published 4/19/1943)

Q04-19 - (Looking Forward)

CSL Daily 4/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters of C.S. Lewis, edited, with a Memoir by Warren Lewis was first published April 18, 1966. Originally it began as a biography.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is a curious fact that the advice we can give to others we cannot give to ourselves and truth is more effective through any life rather than our own.”

Letter to Sister Penelope (sent 11/19/1941)
(First available in Letters of C.S. Lewis published 4/18/1966)

Q04-18R - (Advice to Ourselves)