CSL Daily 02/10/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The World’s Last Night collection of essays book was first published on February 10, 1960. Lewis also gave a talk now known as “Membership” today in 1945.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We are forbidden to neglect the assembling of ourselves together.”

Membership
(Talk given on 2/10/1945; now found in The Weight of Glory)

Q02-10 (Forbidden to Neglect)

CSL Daily 02/02/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The (often misunderstood) debate between #CSLewis and Anscombe happen on February 2, 1948. Learn more about it from my article exploring the claim that “Lewis Had a Serious Crisis of Faith After Losing a Debate to Anscombe.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it already.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XIII
(Published in The Guardian on 2/2/1945)

Q02-02 (Hate Goodness)

CSL Daily 01/19/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The eleventh installment of The Great Divorce was published January 19, 1945; it covered the first quarter of chapter nine.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Ye cannot fully understand the relations of choice and Time till you are beyond both.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XI
(Published in The Guardian on 1/19/1945)

Q01-19 (Choice and Time)

CSL Daily 01/12/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The tenth installment of The Great Divorce was published on January 12, 1945; it covered all of chapter eight.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Could you, only for a moment, fix your mind on something not yourself?”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce X
(Published in The Guardian on 1/12/1945)

Q01-12 (Stop Thinking of Yourself)

CSL Daily 01/05/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 5, 1945 the ninth installment of (the eventual) The Great Divorce (chapter seven) was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In praying for people one dislikes I find it helpful to remember that one is joining in His prayer for them.”

Letter to Mary Van Deusen
(from The Collected Letters Of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3 on 1/5/1951)

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