CSL Daily 11/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first weekly installment of The Great Divorce appears in The Guardian on Nov. 10, 1944 under the title of “Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When the most important things in our life happen we quite often do not know, at the moment, what is going on.”

Faith
(Given as a talk on the BBC on November 8, 1942 and later published as chapter 12 in Christian Behavior)

CSL Daily 11/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Period Criticism” is an essay about Chesterton that was first published on Nov. 9, 1946 in “Notes on the Way” column in Time and Tide.

Hear an “essay chat” podcast discussion on this shorter work, Period Criticism.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The truth is that the whole criticism which turns on dates and periods, as if age-groups were the proper classification of readers, is confused and even vulgar.”

Period Criticism
(Published on 11/9/1946 as “Notes on the Way” column in Time and Tide)

 

CSL Daily 11/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Faith” is the chapter title of what was the 8th and final BBC talk from Lewis’s third series that became the book Christian Behaviour (where it is chapter 12).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are a great many things [in Christianity] that cannot be understood until after you have gone a certain distance along the Christian road.”

Faith
(Given as a talk on the BBC on November 8, 1942 and later published as chapter 12 in Christian Behavior)

 

CSL Daily 11/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The last month of weekly letters from Screwtape began on Nov. 7, 1941 when the 28th letter was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Humans] do tend to regard death as the prime evil and survival as the greatest good. But that is because we have taught them to do so. Do not let us be infected by our own propaganda.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXVIII
(First published in The Guardian on 11/7/1941)

CSL Daily 11/06/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Is Theology Poetry?” was a paper read by Lewis to the Socratic Club on Nov. 6, 1944.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We are taught from childhood to notice how the perfect oak grows from the acorn and to forget that the acorn itself was dropped by a perfect oak.”

Is Theology Poetry?
(Talk given on 11/6/1944 to Socratic Club)

CSL Daily 11/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

After being released in the UK earlier in 1958, Reflections of the Psalms came out in the US the same year on November 5th.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A little comic relief in a discussion does no harm, however serious the topic may be. (In my own experience the funniest things have occurred in the gravest and most sincere conversations.)”

Reflections on the Psalms
(Published in November 5, 1958 in the U.S.)

CSL Daily 11/04/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Weight of Glory” was published in the November, 1941 issue of Theology.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor’s glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken.”

The Weight of Glory
(Published in November, 1941 issue of Theology)

CSL Daily 11/03/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters: C.S. Lewis, Don Giovanni Calabria: A Study in Friendship was published on November 1, 1988 and contained 28 letters from Lewis.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The voice of God indeed daily calls to us; calls to the world to abandon sins and seek the Kingdom of God wholeheartedly.”

Letters: C.S. Lewis, Don Giovanni Calabria: A Study in Friendship
(Book published 11/1/1988; Letter written 4/17/1949)

CSL Daily 11/02/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Nov. 2, 1967 Spenser’s Images of Life was published. It was edited by Alastair Fowler and based on Lewis’s Cambridge lectures.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

The Faerie Queene is perhaps the most difficult poem in English. Quite how difficult, I am only now beginning to realize after forty years of reading it.”

Spenser’s Images of Life
(Published 11/2/1967)

CSL Daily 11/01/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Faith” is the topic of what was the 7th BBC talk from Lewis’s third series that was heard on the radio on Nov. 1, 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Faith, in the sense in which I am using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”

Faith
(Given as a talk on November 1, 1942 and later published as chapter 11 in Christian Behavior)