CSL Daily 9/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Adam Unparadised” is a poem first published on September 14, 1949 in Punch as “A Footnote to Pre-History.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The educated man habitually, almost without noticing it, sees the present as something that grows out of a long perspective of centuries.”

“God in the Dock”
(First published as “Difficulties in Presenting the Christian Faith to Modern Unbelievers” in September 1948 issue of Lumen Vitae)

CSL Daily 9/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

In the U.S. The Weight of Glory was published on September 13, 1949. It was called Transposition in the U.K. and later updated in 1980.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavourable.”

Learning in War-Time
(Published in The Weight of Glory on 9/13/1949)

CSL Daily 8/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Day with a White Mark,” a poem by Lewis was published in the August 17, 1949 issue of Punch.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not.”

That Hideous Strength
(Published 8/16/1945)

CSL Daily 8/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Invocation of Saints” is a letter published on August 5, 1949 in Church Times and is now in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape advises:] “You must therefore conceal from the patient the true end of Humility. Let him think of it not as self-forgetfulness but as a certain kind of opinion (namely, a low opinion) of his own talents and character.”

The Screwtape Letters XIV
(Published in The Guardian on 8/1/1941)

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)