CSL Daily 9/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’ was first published on September 15th 1952. It was the third released Narnia story.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder.”

The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’
(Published 9/15/52)

CSL Daily 9/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Adam Unparadised” is a poem first published on September 14, 1949 in Punch as “A Footnote to Pre-History.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The educated man habitually, almost without noticing it, sees the present as something that grows out of a long perspective of centuries.”

“God in the Dock”
(First published as “Difficulties in Presenting the Christian Faith to Modern Unbelievers” in September 1948 issue of Lumen Vitae)

CSL Daily 9/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

In the U.S. The Weight of Glory was published on September 13, 1949. It was called Transposition in the U.K. and later updated in 1980.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavourable.”

Learning in War-Time
(Published in The Weight of Glory on 9/13/1949)

CSL Daily 9/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 20th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian on September 12, 1941. The main topic is sexual temptation.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape Boasts:]
“Our best weapon—the belief of ignorant humans, that there is no hope of getting rid of us except by yielding [to temptation].”

The Screwtape Letters – XX
(First published in The Guardian on 9/12/1941)

 

CSL Daily 9/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Blimpophobia” is an article written by Lewis that was published on September 9, 1944 in Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The scratches on your back, tear for tear, throb for throb, blood for blood, were equal to the stripes laid on the back of your stepmother’s slave because of the drugged sleep you cast upon her. You needed to know what it felt like.”

The Horse and His Boy
(Published 9/6/54)

CSL Daily 9/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Till We Have Faces, Lewis’s last published fictional work was released on September 10, 1956.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Die before you die, there is no chance after.”

Till We Have Faces
(Published 9/10/1956

CSL Daily 9/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’ Studies in Words is a title that was published on September 9, 1960 by Cambridge University Press.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Language exists to communicate whatever it can communicate. Some things it communicates so badly that we never attempt to communicate them by words if any other medium is available.”

Studies in Words
(Published 9/9/1960)

 

CSL Daily 9/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was on the cover of Time on September 8, 1947. Reflections on the Psalms came out today in 1958.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate presence of God.”

Reflections on the Psalms
(Published on 9/8/58)

CSL Daily 9/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Silver Chair was first published in the UK on September 7, 1953.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Very likely, what with enemies, and mountains, and rivers to cross, and losing our way, and next to nothing to eat, and sore feet, we’ll hardly notice the weather.”

The Silver Chair
(Published 9/7/1953)

 

CSL Daily 9/06/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Horse and His Boy was published on September 6, 1954. It was the fifth published book.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We’re free Narnians, Hwin and I, and I suppose, if you’re running away to Narnia, you want to be one too. In that case Hwin isn’t your horse any longer. One might just as well say you’re her human.”

The Horse and His Boy
(Published 9/6/54)