CSL Daily 7/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Broadcast Talks was first released in the U.K. on July 13, 1942, containing the first two BBC radio series.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining ‘It’s not fair’ before you can say Jack Robinson.”

Broadcast Talks
(Published on 7/13/1942)

CSL Daily 7/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

First and Second Things is an essay collection released on July 11, 1985 that actually contains material found in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Flippancy builds up around a man the finest armour-plating against the Enemy [God].”

The Screwtape Letters XI
(Published in The Guardian on 7/11/1941)

CSL Daily 7/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The eleventh letter from Screwtape was published on July 11, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I don’t believe that good work is ever done in a hurry.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves 7/11/1916
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume I)

 

CSL Daily 7/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Present Concerns, an essay collection, came out on July 10, 1986. At the time all 19 essays had not previously been collected.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The knight…is not a compromise or happy mean between ferocity and meekness; he is fierce to the nth and meek to the nth.”

The Necessity of Chivalry
(Available in Present Concern published 7/10/1986)

BONUS:

Hear an essay chat podcast on “The Necessity of Chivalry” (guest is Dr. Bruce Johnson)

CSL Daily 7/9/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Revival or Decay?” was published in the British weekly humor magazine Punch on July 9, 1958.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.”

Mere Christianity
(Published in 7/7/1952)

CSL Daily 7/8/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis first used the term “Mere Christianity” in The Screwtape Letters #25; initially published Oct. 17, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Our divisions should never be discussed except in the presence of those who have already come to believe that there is one God and that Jesus Christ is His only Son.”

Mere Christianity
(Published in 7/7/1952)

CSL Daily 7/7/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Mere Christianity was first published on July 7, 1952.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When a man who accepts the Christian doctrine lives unworthily of it, it is much clearer to say he is a bad Christian than to say he is not a Christian.”

Mere Christianity
(Published in 7/7/1952)

CSL Daily 7/6/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from C.S. Lewis was published on July 5, 1984 and was edited by Walter Hooper.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

Passage from The Weight of Glory
(Published in The Business of Heaven)

CSL Daily 7/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote his preface to the first edition of The Screwtape Letters on July 5, 1941.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”

from Preface to The Screwtape Letters
(Written 7/5/1941)

CSL Daily 7/4/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The tenth installment of The Screwtape Letters was published on July 4, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape commenting on the patient faking cynical and skeptical attitudes):
“All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.”

The Screwtape Letters X
(Published in The Guardian on 7/4/1941)