CSL Daily 3/8/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

In March, 1948 Lewis began writing his autobiography Surprised by Joy, but it wasn’t published until 1955.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The words ‘God is love’ have no real meaning unless God contains at least two Persons.”

Good Infection
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/7/44)

Q03-08 (Words God is Love)

CSL Daily 2/2/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The (often misunderstood) debate between #CSLewis and Anscombe happen on February 2, 1948.

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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 1/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 13, 1919 Lewis returned to Oxford after being demobilized the previous month (WWI, of course).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Recently (although the outward condition of my life has not changed for the better) it has pleased God to pour into my soul great tranquillity.”

Letter to Don Giovanni Calabria
(from Collected Letters, Volume 2 on 1/13/1948)

Q01-13 (Peace without Change)

CSL Daily 11/19

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Turn of the Tide” is a Lewis poem that was published on Nov. 1, 1948 in Punch (Almanac). Revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I saw how stories of this kind [fairy stories] could steal past a certain inhabitant which had paralysed much of my own religion in childhood.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)

CSL Daily 10/21

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Today (Oct. 21) in 1948 Arthurian Torso was published. It contains commentary by Lewis on Charles Williams’s Arthurian poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,” said Aslan. “And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.”

Prince Caspian
(Published 10/15/1951)