CSL Daily 3/1/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Of Lewis’s two pre-Christian books of poetry, only Dymer was republished during his lifetime.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The one really adequate instrument for learning about God is the whole Christian community.”

The Three-Personal God
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 2/29/44)

Q03-01 (Whole Christian Community)

CSL Daily 1/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Romantics” is a poem that was found in The New English Weekly today (January 16) in 1947, but is now know as “The Prudent Jailer.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all the passions, the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.”

The Inner Ring
(Published in Screwtape Proposes a Toast on 1/4/1965)

Q01-16 (Passion Inner Ring)

CSL Daily 1/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Pan’s Purge,” a poem by Lewis was published January 15, 1947 in Punch; it’s now printed in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Heaven is not a state of mind. Heaven is reality itself.”

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

Q01-15 (Heaven is Reality)

CSL Daily 12/26

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The End of the Wine” is a poem published in Punch on Dec. 3, 1947; a revised version called “The Last of the Wine” is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.”

Beyond the Bright Blur
(Published 12/25/1963; chapter 17 of Letters to Malcolm)

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CSL Daily 9/8

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was on the cover of Time on this date (Sept. 8) in 1947. Reflections on the Psalms came out today in 1958.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate presence of God.”

Reflections on the Psalms
(Published on 9/8/58)