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)

CSL Daily 10/20

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On this day (10/20) in 1949 the last reported Thursday Inklings meeting occurred according to Lewis’s brother’s diary.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most, or else just silly.”

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(Published 10/16/1950)

CSL Daily 9/14

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Adam Unparadised” is a poem first published today (Sept. 14) in 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

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FACT OF THE DAY:

In the U.S. The Weight of Glory was published on this (Sept. 13) day in 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)