CSL Daily 5/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on “Religion without Dogma?” on May 20, 1946 before the Oxford Socratic Club. An updated version is in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[The] scientific method merely shows…that if miracles did occur, science, as science, could not prove, or disprove, their occurrence.”

Religion without Dogma?
(Talk given on 5/20/1946)

Q05-20 - (Prove or Disprove Miracles)

CSL Daily 3/31/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis preached “Miserable Offenders: An Interpretation of Prayer Book Language” at his parish church, Evensong, on March 31, 1946.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who do not think about their own sins make up for it by thinking incessantly about the sins of others.”

Miserable Offenders: An Interpretation of Prayer Book Language
(Sermon Preached 3/31/1946)

Q03-31 - (Sins of Others)

CSL Daily 3/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 18, 1946 George MacDonald: An Anthology (edited by Lewis) was released. It was a collection of MacDonald quotes.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Bible itself gives us one short prayer which is suitable for all who are struggling with the beliefs and doctrines. It is: ‘LORD I believe, help Thou my unbelief.'”

Letter to Genia Goelz 3/18/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q03-18 (Help My Unbelief)

CSL Daily 1/14/17

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Great Divorce (complete book) was published on January 14, 1946. The installments were called “Who Goes Home? Or The Grand Divorce.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.'”

The Great Divorce
(Published on 1/14/1946)

Q01-14 (Two Kinds of People)

CSL Daily 1/9/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Birth of Language” is a poem by Lewis published January 9, 1946 in Punch (it uses planetary imagery).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“May God’s grace give you the necessary humility. Try not to think—much less, speak—of their sins. One’s own are a much more profitable theme!”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne
(from Collected Letters, Volume 3 on 1/9/1961)

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