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)

CSL Daily 4/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Church Music was published in the April, 1949 issue of English Church Music and is available in Lewis’s Christian Reflections.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All our offerings, whether of music or martyrdom, are like the intrinsically worthless present of a child, which a father values indeed, but values only for the intention.”

On Church Music
(Published in the April 1949 issue of English Church Music)

Q04-05 - (All Our Offerings)

CSL Daily 3/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 10, 1949 Lewis shared two chapters of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with his friend (and former student) Roger Green.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Nothing, not even the best and noblest, can go on as it now is. Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if it submits to death.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XVIII
(Published in The Guardian on 3/9/1945)

Q03-10 (Submits to Death)

CSL Daily 2/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on the BBC on February 11, 1949 on “The Novels of Charles Williams.” It was recorded and is also in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To find that one’s emotions do not ‘come to heel’ and line up as stable sentiments in permanent conformity with one’s convictions is simply the facts of being a fallen, and still imperfectly redeemed, man.”

Letter to Michael Edwardson 2/11/1960
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-11 (Imperfectly Redeemed)