CSL Daily 6/23/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s poem “Vitrea Circe” was published in Punch on June 23, 1948  and was revised and reprinted in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Admits:) “Prayers offered in the state of dryness are those which please Him (God) best.”

The Screwtape Letters VIII
(Published in The Guardian on 6/20/1941)

CSL Daily 6/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis showed the galley proofs for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to the Inklings on June 22, 1950.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is not really you who are holding fast to Him but He to you: and He will bring you to wherever He wants.”

Letter to Rhona Bodle 6/22/1948
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II

CSL Daily 4/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On April 8, 1947 the first U.S. edition (a hardback) of The Abolition of Man was published.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Who said I disliked women?  I never liked or disliked any generalisation.”

Letter to Margaret Fuller on 4/8/1948
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

 

Q04-08b - (Disliked Women)

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)