CSL Daily 5/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On May 16, 1941 the third letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Keep his mind off the most elementary duties by directing it to the most advanced and spiritual ones.”

The Screwtape Letters III
(Published in The Guardian on 5/16/1941)

Q05-16 - (Mind OFF - Screwtape)

CSL Daily 5/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On May 9, 1941 the second Screwtape Letter premiered in The Guardian before being available in the famous book.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You don’t see Nature till you believe in the Supernatural: don’t get the full, hot, salty tang of her except by contrast with the pure water from beyond the world. Those who mistake Nature for the All are just those who can never realise her as a particular creature with her own flamed, terrible, beautiful individuality.”

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 5/10/1945
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q05-10 - (Seeing Nature)

CSL Daily 5/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On May 5, 1924 Lewis accepted a temporary position to teach philosophy at Oxford (his former tutor was taking a one-year leave).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Screwtape’s observation of humans: “Thanks to processes which we set at work in them centuries ago, they find it all but impossible to believe in the unfamiliar while the familiar is before their eyes.”

The Screwtape Letters I
(Published in The Guardian on 5/2/1941)

Q05-05b - (Believe in Unfamilar - SCREWTAPE)

CSL Daily 5/01/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first of The Screwtape Letters debuted this month (May 2nd) in 1941 when it appeared in The Guardian (a weekly newspaper).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us: we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”

Letter to Father Peter Bide on 4/29/1959
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q05-01 - (How Painful Best)

CSL Daily 4/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On April 9, 1941 Lewis gave his first Royal Air Force (RAF) talk at RAF Abingdon, Berkshire, England.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who stand outside all judgements of value cannot have any ground for preferring one of their own impulses to another except the emotional strength of that impulse.”

The Abolition of Man
(Published 4/8/1947 as the first U.S. edition)

Q04-09 - (Outside All Judgements)