Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/23

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Good Work and Good Works” by Lewis was published in the Christmas 1959 issue of Good Work (formerly Catholic Art Quarterly).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The apostle says every one must not only work but work to produce what is ‘good.'”

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

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

On Christmas Eve in 1956 readers of The Times learn what surprising thing about Lewis?

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:It would be 6th (just before The Last Battle)

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/22

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VII” was published today (12/22) in 1944 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I will bring you to the land not of questions but of answers, and you shall see the face of God.”

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

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

The Silver Chair was the fourth published Narnia story, but in order of the chronologies of the plots it falls where?

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:until you know the answer.” (from That Hideous Strength)

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/21

FACT OF THE DAY:

“We Have No ‘Right to Happiness’” was first published in the December 21-28, 1963 edition of The Saturday Evening Post.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We depend for a very great deal of our happiness or misery on circumstances outside all human control. A right to happiness doesn’t, for me, make much more sense than a right to be six feet tall, or to have a millionaire for your father, or to get good weather whenever you want to have a picnic.”

We Have No ‘Right to Happiness’
(Published in The Saturday Evening Post 12/21-28/1963)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Complete the quote and name the source (five words):
“There are a dozen views about everything ______ ______ _____ _______ _______ . Then there’s never more than one.”

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:A Grief Observed was first credit to “N. W. Clerk”

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/20

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters to an American Lady was first released on December 19, 1967 and at the time the name of the lady wasn’t revealed.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing … it is irresistible. If even ten per cent of the world’s population had it, would not the whole world be converted and happy before a year’s end?”

Letters to an American Lady – 8/1/1953
(Book was published on 12/19/1967)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What non-fiction book did Lewis write that was not credited to him until after his death?

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:Wormwood (Screwtape’s Nephew)

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/19

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Screwtape Proposes a Toast” first appeared today (12/19) in 1959 in The Saturday Evening Post.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Democracy is the word with which you must lead them by the nose. The good work which our philological experts have already done in the corruption of human language makes it unnecessary to warn you that they should never be allowed to give this word a clear and definable meaning.”

Screwtape Proposes a Toast
(Published in The Saturday Evening Post on 12/19/1959)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

To whom are The Screwtape Letters written?

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:He purchases Caspian’s freedom from Pug, the slave trader in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s 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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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Finish the quote: (five words):
“All our merely natural activities will be accepted, if they are offered to God, even the humblest, and all of them, even the noblest, will be ______ ____ _____ _____ _______ .”

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Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“What Christmas Means to Me” was published in the December, 1957 issue of Twentieth Century magazine.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The idea that not only all friends but even all acquaintances should give one another presents, or at least send one another cards, is quite modern and has been forced upon us by the shopkeepers.”

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

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Finish the quote and name the source (two words):
“Badness is only ____ _____ .”

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:”The Inner Ring” was his commemoration oration there on 12/14/1944

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/16

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis mentioned “Tolkien’s unfinished sequel to the Hobbit” in the preface of Essays Presented to Charles Williams (a book Lewis edited and published in 1947).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all passions the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.”

The Inner Ring
(Talk given on 12/14/1944)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What speech did Lewis give this month (in what year) at King’s College?

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:The Voyage of the Dawn Treader took Lewis a mere THREE months!

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/15

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VI” was published today (12/15) in 1944 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A jealous man, drifting and unresisting, reaches a point at which he believes lies about his best friend…But errors which are sincere in that sense are not innocent.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VI
(Published in The Guardian on 12/15/1944)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Which Narnia book took Lewis the shortest time to complete and how long was it?

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: sinful if they are not.” from Learning in War-Time essay in the book The Weight of Glory

Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/14

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis gave the annual Commemoration Oration at King’s College today (12/14) in 1944. His topic was “The Inner Ring.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A thing may be morally neutral and yet the desire for that thing may be dangerous.”

The Inner Ring
(Talk given on 12/14/1944)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Finish the quote: (five words):
“All our merely natural activities will be accepted, if they are offered to God, even the humblest, and all of them, even the noblest, will be ______ ____ _____ _____ _______ .”

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ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION:Selected Literary Essays was first published 12/4/1969.