CSL Daily 6/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Science-Fiction Cradlesong is a revised poem by Lewis published on June 11, 1954 under a different title in The Times Literary Supplement.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If we are made for heaven, the desire for our proper place will be already in us, but not yet attached to the true object, and will even appear as the rival of that object.”

The Weight of Glory
(Sermon preached on 6/8/1941)

CSL Daily 6/4/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On June 4, 1954 Lewis accepted the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Advises Wormwood:) “Do not allow any temporary excitement to distract you from the real business of undermining faith and preventing the formation of virtues.”

The Screwtape Letters V
(Published in The Guardian on 5/30/1941)

CSL Daily 2/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Man Born Blind” was published on February 4, 1977 in Church Times. But a different version was later discovered called “Light.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I fancy we are all too ready, once we are converted ourselves, to assume that God will deal with everyone exactly as He does with us. But He is no mass-producer and treats no two quite alike.”

Letter to Mrs. Jessup on 2/5/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

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CSL Daily 12/05

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus” is a satirical piece by Lewis published in the December 4, 1954 issue of Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Unless there is something about which the author is never ironical, there can be no true irony in the work.”

A Note on Jane Austen
(Published in Selected Literary Essays; released on 12/4/1969)

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CSL Daily 11/29

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Today (Nov. 29) in 1898 Lewis was born and in 1954 he gave his inaugural lecture for Cambridge University. It was called “De Descriptione Temporum.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think no class of men are less enslaved to the past than historians. The unhistorical are usually, without knowing it, enslaved to a fairly recent past.”

De Descriptione Temporum
(Inaugural lecture given by Lewis on 11/29/54)