CSL Daily 5/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s obituary of Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886-1945) was published in The Oxford Magazine on May 24, 1945).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape Advises:) “Teach them to estimate the value of each prayer by their success in producing the desired feeling.”

The Screwtape Letters IVQ05-24 - (Screwtape - Prayer and Feelingt)
(Published in The Guardian on 5/23/1941)

 

CSL Daily 5/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Charles Williams, a close friend of Lewis, died on May 15, 1945. Williams was the author of Descent into Hell and other works.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep on knocking it on the head but don’t be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud one is safe from the worst form of pride.”

Letter to Genia Goelz 5/15/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q05-15 - (Safe from Pride)

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)