CSL Daily 12/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’ review of A Lectionary of Christian Prose from the Second Century to the Twentieth Century was published in Theology, December ’39.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Can it really be my duty to buy and receive masses of junk every winter just to help the shopkeepers? If the worst comes to the worst I’d sooner give them money for nothing and write it off as a charity.”

What Christmas Means to Me
(Published in Twentieth Century; December, 1957)

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CSL Daily 8/30

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The 18th Screwtape letter first came out on August 29, 1941 in The Guardian before being published in The Screwtape Letters.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The whole philosophy of Hell rests on recognition of the axiom that one thing is not another thing, and, specially, that one self is not another self. My good is my good and your good is yours. What one gains another loses.”

The Screwtape Letters XVIII
(Published in The Guardian on 8/29/1941)

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/31

"In this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven."

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letter to the Editor, “Version Vernacular” published today (12/31) in 1958 in The Christian Century.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”

Beyond the Bright Blur
(Published 12/25/1963; chapter 17 of Letters to Malcolm)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Complete the quote and name the source (3 words):
“Despair is a greater sin than any of the sins  _____ _____ _____ .”

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/30

"We must get rid of our arrogant assumption that it is the masses who can be led by the nose. As far as I can make out, the shoe is on the other foot. The only people who are really the dupes of their favourite newspapers are the intelligentsia. It is they who read leading articles: the poor read the sporting news, which is mostly true."

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On December 29, 1944 the essay “Private  Bates” was published in The Spectator. Now available in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We must get rid of our arrogant assumption that it is the masses who can be led by the nose. As far as I can make out, the shoe is on the other foot. The only people who are really the dupes of their favourite newspapers are the intelligentsia. It is they who read leading articles: the poor read the sporting news, which is mostly true.”

Private  Bates
(Published in The Spectator on 12/29/1944)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

When Lewis was 20 something special happen to him this month. What was it?

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: Events from The Horse and His Boy (HHB) take place during the reign of the Pevensie children in Narnia which is told in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (LWW); so to read the stories chronologically you have to stop before the end of LWW, read HHB and then finish HHB.

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/29

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VIII” was published today (12/29) in 1944 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“”Great works’ (of art) and ‘good works’ (of charity) had better also be Good Work. Let choirs sing well or not at all.”

Good Work and Good Works
(Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

If you really want to read the Narnia stories in chronological order what book do you have to stop reading before you finish it and what book do you have to complete before going back and finishing the other book?

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: …organ of meaning.” (from Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare that is best found in Selected Literary Essays)

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/28

FACT OF THE DAY:

“On the Atomic Bomb (Metrical Experiment)” by Lewis was a poem printed today (12/28) in 1945 in The Spectator.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In a rational world, things would be made because they were wanted; in the actual world, wants have to be created in order that people may receive money for making the things.”

Good Work and Good Works
(Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Complete the quote and name the source (3 words):
“Reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the _____ _____ _____ .”

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: There are two: “What Christmas Means To Me” and “Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus”

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/27

FACT OF THE DAY:

On this day (12/27) in 1918 Lewis arrived home unexpectedly in the AM after being demobilized on the 24th.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VII
(Published in The Guardian on 12/22/1944)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Name an essay/article that Lewis wrote with the word “Christmas” in it.

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: “Screwtape Proposes a Toast” first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post on 12/19/1959.

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/26

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The End of the Wine” is a poem published in Punch on 12/3/47; a revised version called “The Last of the Wine” is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”

Beyond the Bright Blur
(Published 12/25/1963; chapter 17 of Letters to Malcolm)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

When this month (in what year) did Lewis write what essay that was related to one of his fictional works?

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: Less than THREE years (summer ’48 to spring ’51)

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/25

FACT OF THE DAY:

Beyond the Bright Blur was a limited edition title published today (12/25) in 1963 that contained chapters 15-17 of Letters to Malcolm.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[God] must constantly work as the iconoclast. Every idea of Him we form, He must in mercy shatter. The most blessed result of prayer would be to rise thinking ‘But I never knew before, I never dreamed . . .'”

Beyond the Bright Blur
(Published 12/25/1963; chapter 15 of Letters to Malcolm)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

How long did it take Lewis to write the first five published Narnia books?

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: and counterclaimed by Satan.” (from Christianity and Culture in Christian Reflections)

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/24

FACT OF THE DAY:

On this day (12/24) in 1918 Lewis was demobilized from the army after being discharged from the hospital.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The degraded commercialism of our minds is quite as much its result as its cause.”

Good Work and Good Works
(Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Finish the quote and name the source (4 words):
“There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second is claimed by God ______ ______ ______ ______ . ” (four words)

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:It was announce that he was married, but it didn’t say when it occurred.