CSL Daily 5/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s mother, Florence Augusta Hamilton, was born on May 18, 1862. She went by “Flora.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A country clergyman wrote to the editor (of The Guardian), withdrawing his subscription on the ground that ‘much of the advice given in these letters seemed to him not only erroneous but positively diabolical.'”

Preface to the Second Edition of The Screwtape Letters
(Written on 5/18/1960)

Q05-18 - (Screwtape Advice Diabolical)

CSL Daily 5/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The revised edition of Miracles: A Preliminary Study was published May 9, 1960 containing a revised third chapter.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape boasts:) “All the habits of the patient, both mental and bodily, are still in our favour.”

The Screwtape Letters II
(Published in The Guardian on 5/9/1941)

Q05-09 - (Screwtape - Habits)

CSL Daily 3/30/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 7, 1945 Lewis wrote a letter to Mr. McClain turning down an offer for a speaking tour in America.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Friendship is unnecessary…it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”

The Four Loves 
(Published on 3/28/1960)

Q03-30 - (Friendship Unnecessary)

CSL Daily 3/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Four Loves was released on March 28, 1960 and had first been a ten-part series of broadcasts.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.”

The Four Loves 
(Published on 3/28/1960)

Q03-28 - (Affection is Responsible)

CSL Daily 2/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The World’s Last Night collection of essays book was first published on February 10, 1960. Lewis also gave a talk now known as “Membership” today in 1945.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We are forbidden to neglect the assembling of ourselves together.”

Membership
(Talk given on 2/10/1945; now found in The Weight of Glory)

Q02-10 (Forbidden to Neglect)