CSL Daily 10/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Oct. 21, 1948 Arthurian Torso was published. It contains commentary by Lewis on Charles Williams’s Arthurian poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,” said Aslan. “And that is both honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content.”

Prince Caspian
(Published 10/15/1951)

CSL Daily 8/02/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“On the Death of Charles Williams” (“To Charles Williams” in Poems) was first published in the August, 1945 issue of Britain Today.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God’s presence is not the same as the feeling of God’s presence and He may be doing most for us when we think He is doing least.”

Letter to Mary Margaret McCaslin 8/2/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

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)