CSL Daily 02/08/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth talk from the second BBC series was given on February 8, 1942. It’s now know as “The Perfect Penitent.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The central Christian belief is that Christ’s death has somehow put us right with God and given us a fresh start.”

The Perfect Penitent
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/8/1942)

Q02-08 (Central Christian Belief)

CSL Daily 02/07/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

In 1941 on February 7th “Evil and God” was published in The Spectator. In 1944 “Bulverism” was a talk Lewis gave at the Socratic Club.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If evil has the same kind of reality as good, the same autonomy and completeness, our allegiance to good becomes the arbitrarily chosen loyalty of a partisan.”

Evil and God
(Published in The Spectator on 2/7/1941)

Q02-07 (Evil Different from Good)

CSL Daily 02/06/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Magician’s Nephew  took Lewis the longest to write of all the Narnia books  (almost 5 years, from ’49 to ’54).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”

The Shocking Alternative
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/1/1942)

Q02-06 (Free Will)

CSL Daily 02/05/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Man Born Blind” was published on February 4, 1977 in Church Times. But a different version was later discovered called “Light.” Hear a podcast interview with Dr. Charlie Starr about that version.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I fancy we are all too ready, once we are converted ourselves, to assume that God will deal with everyone exactly as He does with us. But He is no mass-producer and treats no two quite alike.”

Letter to Mrs. Jessup on 2/5/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-05 (Assume God)

CSL Daily 02/04/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On February 4, 1933 Lewis wrote to his friend Arthur Greeves about reading a draft of The Hobbit (not published till ’37).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Since term began I have had a delightful time reading a children’s story which Tolkien has just written.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 2/4/1933
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q02-04 (Hobbit 1933)

CSL Daily 02/03/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s short story “The Shoddy Lands” was published in the February, 1956 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself.”

The Shocking Alternative
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/1/1942)

Q02-03 (Happiness and Peace)

CSL Daily 02/02/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The (often misunderstood) debate between #CSLewis and Anscombe happen on February 2, 1948. Learn more about it from my article exploring the claim that “Lewis Had a Serious Crisis of Faith After Losing a Debate to Anscombe.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it already.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XIII
(Published in The Guardian on 2/2/1945)

Q02-02 (Hate Goodness)

CSL Daily 02/01/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Known as “The Shocking Alternative,” Lewis gave the 3rd talk on February 1, 1942 on the BBC from What Christians Believe series.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You can shut [Jesus] up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God.”

The Shocking Alternative
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/1/1942)

Q02-01 (Fall at His Feet)

CSL Daily 01/31/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was president of the Oxford Socratic Club from it’s founding (1942) until 1955 (when he started teaching at Cambridge).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Nobody who gets enough food and clothing in a world where most are hungry and cold has any business to talk about ‘misery.'”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 1/31/1917

Q01-31 (Enough Food)

CSL Daily 01/30/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

First paperback edition of The Last Battle came out on January 30, 1964.  It was published as ‘Puffin Books’ by Penguin Books Ltd.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One cannot be too careful: one must try to hold fast to one’s duties (I wish I did) which are the prose of the spiritual life and not learn to depend too much on these delightful moments.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 1/30/1930
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume I)

Q01-30 (Ones Duties)