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 7/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Willing Slaves of the Welfare State was published July 20, 1958 in The Observer. It was part of series on Is Progress Possible?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Progress, for me, means increasing goodness and happiness of individual lives. For the species, as for each man, mere longevity seems to me a contemptible ideal.”

Willing Slaves of the Welfare State (Published in The Observer on 7/20/1958)

CSL Daily 7/9/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Revival or Decay?” was published in the British weekly humor magazine Punch on July 9, 1958.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.”

Mere Christianity
(Published in 7/7/1952)

CSL Daily 4/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Grand Miracle,” preached earlier this month in 1945 was printed in the April 27, 1945 issue of The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If I remember rightly, St. Augustine raised a question about the theological position of satyrs, monopods, and other semi-human creatures. He decided it could wait till we knew there were any.”

Religion and RocketryQ04-25 - (Semi-human Creatures)
(Published as “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” in the April, 1958 issue of Christian Herald)

 

CSL Daily 4/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Interim Report” published in The Cambridge Review on April 21, 1956 presented Lewis’s comparison of Oxford and Cambridge.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“No creature that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed. They that are whole need not the physician. Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.”

Religion and Rocketry
(Published as “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” in the April, 1958 issue of Christian Herald)

 Q04-21 - (Deserved Redemption)