CSL Daily 5/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope on May 28, 1945 stating that his book on Miracles was already finished (it came out May 12, 1947).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I quite agree with you about not using one’s job for propaganda: but once the pupil raises the question I think one has a free hand.”

Letter to Rhona Bodle 5/28/1949
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 5/27/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Work and Prayer” is an essay published this month in the May 28, 1945 edition of The Coventry Evening Telegraph weekly paper.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We were made to be neither cerebral men nor visceral men, but Men. Not beasts nor angels but Men – things at once rational and animal.”

The Pilgrim’s Regress
(Published 5/25/1933)

CSL Daily 5/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s obituary of Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886-1945) was published in The Oxford Magazine on May 24, 1945).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Advises:) “Teach them to estimate the value of each prayer by their success in producing the desired feeling.”

The Screwtape Letters IVQ05-24 - (Screwtape - Prayer and Feelingt)
(Published in The Guardian on 5/23/1941)

 

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 4/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Grand Miracle,” preached earlier this month in 1945 was printed in the April 27, 1945 issue of The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If I remember rightly, St. Augustine raised a question about the theological position of satyrs, monopods, and other semi-human creatures. He decided it could wait till we knew there were any.”

Religion and RocketryQ04-25 - (Semi-human Creatures)
(Published as “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” in the April, 1958 issue of Christian Herald)