CSL Daily 11/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s funeral was held on Nov. 26, 1963 at Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry. Father Ronald Head lead the service. An  obituary for the NY Times was published the day before.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When I began, Christianity came before the great mass of my unbelieving fellow-countrymen either in the highly emotional form offered by revivalists or in the unintelligible language of highly cultured clergymen. Most men were reached by neither.”

Rejoinder to Dr Pittenger (Published 11/26/58 in The Christian Century)

CSL Daily 11/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters – XXX was released on Nov. 21, 1941 in The Guardian. It was the next to last one.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[A Warning to Wormwood]: “You will soon find that the justice of Hell is purely realistic, and concerned only with results. Bring us back food, or be food yourself.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/21/1941)

 

Essay Chat 19r – Screwtape Proposes a Toast (Brenton Dickieson)

EC19 - Screwtape Toast“Screwtape Proposes a Toast” is an essay that is indirectly a follow-up to the successful book The Screwtape Letters. Brenton Dickieson joins William O’Flaherty for an essay chat on this insightful piece that Wormwood never got to hear. It was first published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1959 (see below for a link to read it online) before being reprinted several times. The best place to get in print is either in The World’s Last Night or some editions of The Screwtape Letters. This is part of an occasional series exploring a single essay by Lewis to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by him that are often neglected.

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Listen to Screwtape Proposes a Toast Chat

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Fascinating Facts About The Screwtape Letters #23r

You can NOW order the paperback on Amazon!
Kindle version AVAILABLE for pre-order for only $5.49!

Screwtape Facts 23


The Screwtape
Letters is one of many great books by C.S. Lewis. To celebrate the release of my book about it I’m sharing a fact about it each day.  

The fame from The Screwtape Letters
led to Lewis being on the cover of
Time magazine on September 8, 1947.

 Learn more about my book, C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell, by getting a FREE 20 page PDF sample of it. You can now download it immediately at ScrewtapeCompanion.com.

You can also hear a short podcast I did on my book over at my All About Jack site.


PRAISE FOR C.S. LEWIS GOES TO HELL

“Presenting The Screwtape Letters as a theatrical stage adaptation has had the wonderful benefit of inspiring hundreds if not thousands of theatre-goers to read Lewis’ classic novel.  As a result we are often asked to suggest a study guide to help people wrestle more deeply with the themes and insights behind the brilliant, morally inverted universe that Lewis created.  William O’Flaherty’s thoughtful, copious and insightful volume is what I will be recommending them.  It is the best of its kind.”
Max McLean,  Artistic Director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, New York, NY
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“A good study guide is surprisingly difficult: it must combine accuracy with imagination, it must be generative without being speculative. O’Flaherty delivers. ​I am genuinely excited ​about this important resource.”
​​Diana Pavlac Glyer, Professor of English and author of Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings

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C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell by William O’Flaherty is precisely as advertised. ​Part encyclopedia, part plot summary, part analysis, and part discussion guide, this book is a valuable resource for both an individual reader and for a small group interested in exploring in more detail Lewis’s satirical masterpiece.”
Don King, Professor of English and editor of The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition

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​​ “O’Flaherty’s Companion to Screwtape is seriously worth any Lewis lover’s time, both for its penetrating study questions and its excellence as a reference tool.”
​ Charlie W. Starr, Professor of English and author of Light: C. S. Lewis’s First and Final Short Story

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Once C. S. Lewis’s best-known work,The Screwtape Letters today has been somewhat eclipsed by The Chronicles of Narnia. For those discovering Screwtape for the first time, William O’Flaherty provides clear summaries, useful background information, and helpful discussion questions. Anyone leading a small group study will find this to be a valuable tool.
Devin Brown, Professor at Asbury University and author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis​​

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“A worthy resource that will be highly valued by scholars and fans of C.S. Lewis and his masterpiece, The Screwtape Letters. Congratulations and thanks to William O’Flaherty for his diligence and fine work!”
Carolyn Curtis, veteran journalist and author of seven books, including Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture.

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C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell is a comprehensive exploration which delves deep into the psychology of Screwtape and his agenda. Fans of Lewis will relish the wisdom offered here and nurture a renewed appreciation for The Screwtape Letters.”

Crystal Hurd, author of ​Thirty Days with C.S. Lewis: A Women’s Devotional.

Fascinating Facts About The Screwtape Letters #19r

You can NOW order the paperback on Amazon! Kindle version available soon.

Screwtape Facts 19
The Screwtape
Letters is one of many great books by C.S. Lewis. As the publication of my book about it draws near I’m sharing a fact about it each day.  

The idea for Screwtape actually came
to Lewis during a church service. He
told his brother about it in a letter from
July 1940: “It…would consist of letters
from an elderly retired devil to a young
devil who has just started work on his
first ‘patient’.”

Learn more about my book, C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell, by getting a FREE 20 page PDF sample of it. You can request it at ScrewtapeCompanion.com.

You can also hear a short podcast I did on my book over at my All About Jack site.


ADVANCE PRAISE FOR C.S. LEWIS GOES TO HELL

“Presenting The Screwtape Letters as a theatrical stage adaptation has had the wonderful benefit of inspiring hundreds if not thousands of theatre-goers to read Lewis’ classic novel.  As a result we are often asked to suggest a study guide to help people wrestle more deeply with the themes and insights behind the brilliant, morally inverted universe that Lewis created.  William O’Flaherty’s thoughtful, copious and insightful volume is what I will be recommending them.  It is the best of its kind.”
Max McLean,  Artistic Director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, New York, NY
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“A good study guide is surprisingly difficult: it must combine accuracy with imagination, it must be generative without being speculative. O’Flaherty delivers. ​I am genuinely excited ​about this important resource.”
​​Diana Pavlac Glyer, Professor of English and author of Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings

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C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell by William O’Flaherty is precisely as advertised. ​Part encyclopedia, part plot summary, part analysis, and part discussion guide, this book is a valuable resource for both an individual reader and for a small group interested in exploring in more detail Lewis’s satirical masterpiece.”
Don King, Professor of English and editor of The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition

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​​ “O’Flaherty’s Companion to Screwtape is seriously worth any Lewis lover’s time, both for its penetrating study questions and its excellence as a reference tool.”
​ Charlie W. Starr, Professor of English and author of Light: C. S. Lewis’s First and Final Short Story

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Once C. S. Lewis’s best-known work,The Screwtape Letters today has been somewhat eclipsed by The Chronicles of Narnia. For those discovering Screwtape for the first time, William O’Flaherty provides clear summaries, useful background information, and helpful discussion questions. Anyone leading a small group study will find this to be a valuable tool.
Devin Brown, Professor at Asbury University and author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis​​

– – – – –

“A worthy resource that will be highly valued by scholars and fans of C.S. Lewis and his masterpiece, The Screwtape Letters. Congratulations and thanks to William O’Flaherty for his diligence and fine work!”
Carolyn Curtis, veteran journalist and author of seven books, including Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture.

– – – – –

C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell is a comprehensive exploration which delves deep into the psychology of Screwtape and his agenda. Fans of Lewis will relish the wisdom offered here and nurture a renewed appreciation for The Screwtape Letters.”

Crystal Hurd, author of ​Thirty Days with C.S. Lewis: A Women’s Devotional.

CSL Daily 3/14

Q 3-14

FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth of the final series of BBC talks, The Obstinate Toy Soldiers, was given by Lewis on this day (3/14) in 1944.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/14/44)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

In the Ransom (or science-fiction) trilogy what is the name given for the planet we know as Mars?

Fascinating Facts About The Screwtape Letters #29

 Screwtape Facts 29

The Screwtape Letters is one of many great books by C.S. Lewis. As the publication of my book about it draws near I’m sharing a fact about it each day.  

The only letter we have of Lewis commenting on
James Forsyth’s Screwtape is to his publisher,
Jocelyn Gibb (February 9, 1962). In it he notes
that it is “an ordinary play” that merely has
“devils who aren’t much more than commentators.”

Learn more about my book, C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell, by getting a FREE 20 page PDF sample of it. You can request it at ScrewtapeCompanion.com.

You can also hear a short podcast I did on my book over at my All About Jack site.

Fascinating Facts About The Screwtape Letters #22

Screwtape Facts 22
The Screwtape
Letters is one of many great books by C.S. Lewis. As the publication of my book about it draws near I’m sharing a fact about it each day.  

“Screwtape Proposes a Toast,” the
follow-up essay from Lewis is about
five times the length of the
average letter from Screwtape.

Learn more about my book, C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell, by getting a FREE 20 page PDF sample of it. You can request it at ScrewtapeCompanion.com.

You can also hear a short podcast I did on my book over at my All About Jack site.

Fascinating Facts About The Screwtape Letters #8

Screwtape Facts 08

The Screwtape Letters is one of many great books by C.S. Lewis. As the publication of my book about it draws near I’m sharing a fact about it each day.  

The money Lewis was paid (£62)
from The Guardian for the
weekly publication of “The
Screwtape Letters” was given to charity.

Learn more about my book, C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell, by getting a FREE 20 page PDF sample of it. You can request it at ScrewtapeCompanion.com.

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 2nd

FACT OF THE DAY:

Originally an unsigned review, Lewis’s views on The Hobbit was published today (10/2) in 1937 in The Times Literary Supplement.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Hobbit…will be funniest to its youngest readers, and only years later, at a tenth or a twentieth reading, will they begin to realise what deft scholarship and profound reflection have gone to make everything in it so ripe, so friendly, and in its own way so true.”

A World for Children
(First published 10/2/1937 in The Times Literary Supplement)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

“They smell battle, said ________, pointing at the birds. They know we’re preparing a feed for them.” Which character said this in which Narnia book?

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