CSL Daily 3/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 25, 1987 the US edition of Present Concerns, a collection of eighteen essays, became available.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.”

Letter to Sister Penelope CSMV on 3/25/1943
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q03-25 (Symbolism Exists)

CSL Daily 3/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Three Kinds of Men is a short essay by Lewis that was published in The Sunday Times on March 21, 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The price of Christ is something, in a way, much easier than moral effort – it is to want Him.”

Three Kinds of Men
(Published in The Sunday Times 3/21/43)

Q03-22 (Price of Christ)

CSL Daily 2/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 3rd and final Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Abolition of Man” by Lewis was given February 26. 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.”

The Abolition of Man
(First a lecture from 2/26/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-26 (Nature as Instrument)

CSL Daily 2/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 2nd Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Way” by Lewis was given February 25, 1943. It became part of The Abolition of Man.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour.”

The Way
(First a lecture from 2/25/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-18 (God Discoverable Everywhere)

CSL Daily 2/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters was published in the U.S. on February 16, 1943, but was released in the UK in Feb. 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”

The Screwtape Letters
(Released in the U.S. on 2/16/1943)

Q02-16 (Keeping Things OUT)