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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CSL Daily 11/25

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Pictures of Lewis was taken on this day (Nov. 25) in 1950 by John Chillingsworth for Radio Times.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To convert one’s adult neighbour and one’s adolescent neighbour (just free from school) is the practical thing. . . . If you make the adults of today Christian, the children of tomorrow will receive a Christian education. What a society has, that, be sure, and nothing else, it will hand on to its young.”

Preface to B. G. Sandhurst’s How Heathen is Britain? (Collins Publishers, 1946) that was reprinted in God in the Dock under the title of “On the Transmission of Christianity”

CSL Daily 11/09

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“Period Criticism” is an essay about Chesterton that was first published today (Nov. 9) in 1946 in “Notes on the Way” column in Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The truth is that the whole criticism which turns on dates and periods, as if age-groups were the proper classification of readers, is confused and even vulgar.”

Period Criticism
(Published on 11/9/1946 as “Notes on the Way” column in Time and Tide)