CSL Daily 7/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem known today as The Magician and the Dryad was first published in Punch on July 20, 1949.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The feeling of being, or not being, forgiven and loved, is not what matters. One must come down to brass tacks. If there is a particular sin on your conscience, repent and confess it. If there isn’t, tell the despondent devil not to be silly.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 7/21/1958
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 7/1/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote a letter to the editor on July 1, 1949 to Church Times. It’s in God in the Dock as “The Church’s Liturgy.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When natural things look most divine, the demoniac is just round the corner.”

The Four Loves
(U.S. edition first published 7/27/1960)

CSL Daily 6/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first paperback edition of The Silver Chair came out on June 24, 1965 (first published September 7, 1953). 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The simple physical pains and (still more) the pleasures can’t be expressed in language. I labour the point lest the devil should hereafter try to make you believe that what was wordless was therefore vague and nebulous. But in reality it is just the clearest, the most concrete, and the most indubitable realities which escape language: not because they are vague but because language is.”

Letter to Rhona Bodle 6/24/1949
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 5/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote to Sister Penelope on May 28, 1945 stating that his book on Miracles was already finished (it came out May 12, 1947).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I quite agree with you about not using one’s job for propaganda: but once the pupil raises the question I think one has a free hand.”

Letter to Rhona Bodle 5/28/1949
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

CSL Daily 5/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Adam at Night is a poem published in Punch on May 11, 1949 then revised and re-titled as The Adam at Night in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Christianity…is precisely the story of a great Miracle. A naturalistic Christianity leaves out all that is specifically Christian.”

Miracles: A Preliminary Study
(Published on 5/12/1947)

Q05-13 - (Great Miracle)