CSL Daily 3/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first of two books edited by Lewis about Charles Williams came out in 1947 (2 years after his death) – Essays Presented to Charles Williams.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The natural life in each of us is something self-centred, something that wants to be petted and admired, to take advantage of other lives, to exploit the whole universe.”

The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/14/44)

Q03-17 (Natural Life Self-Centred)

CSL Daily 3/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 11, 1936 Lewis wrote to Charles Williams for the first time; it become the start of a close friendship.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XVII
(Published in The Guardian on 3/2/1945)

Q03-11 (Only God Good)

CSL Daily 2/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters to Malcolm came out in the US on February 12, 1964. It had been released in the UK at the end of the previous month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Charles Williams writes] that sort of book in which we begin by saying, ‘Let us suppose that this everyday world were, at some one point, invaded by the marvellous. Let us, in fact, suppose a violation of frontier.'”

The Novels of Charles Williams
(Talk recorded and aired on 2/11/1949; now found in On Stories)

Q02-12 (Books Williams Writes)

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 12/16

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis mentioned “Tolkien’s unfinished sequel to the Hobbit” in the preface of Essays Presented to Charles Williams (a book Lewis edited and published in 1947).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Of all passions the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.”

The Inner Ring
(Talk given on 12/14/1944)

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