CSL Daily 1/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Ministering Angels” is a short story by Lewis first published in the January, 1958 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present to us: it is the very sign of His presence.”

Letter to Mary Neylan
(from Collected Letters, Volume 2 on 1/20/1942)

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CSL Daily 1/2/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The paperback edition of Reflections of the Psalms was published on Jan. 2, 1961. It was first released in 1958.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.”

Reflections on the Psalms 
(Published  in paperback in the UK 1/2/1961)

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CSL Daily 12/31

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letter to the Editor, “Version Vernacular” published today (Dec. 31) in 1958 in The Christian Century.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When I was a youngster, all the progressive people were saying, ‘Why all this prudery? Let us treat sex just as we treat all our other impulses.’ I was simple-minded enough to believe they meant what they said. I have since discovered that they meant exactly the opposite. They meant that sex was to be treated as no other impulse in our nature has ever been treated by civilized people.”

We Have No ‘Right to Happiness’
(Published in The Saturday Evening Post 12/21-28/1963)

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CSL Daily 11/27

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“Rejoinder to Dr Pittenger” was printed in the November 26, 1958 issue of The Christian Century. It’s reprinted in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I freely admit that, believing both, I have stressed the transcendence of God more than His immanence. I thought, and think, that the present situation demands this. I see around me no danger of Deism but much of an immoral, naive and sentimental pantheism. I have often found that it was in fact the chief obstacle to conversion.”

Rejoinder to Dr Pittenger (Published 11/26/58 in The Christian Century)

CSL Daily 11/15

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On Nov. 14, 1958 Lewis wrote to Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher to accept his invitation to become a member of the Commission to Revise the Psalter.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Despair is a greater sin than any of the sins which provoke it.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXIX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/14/1941)