CSL Daily 01/05/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 5, 1945 the ninth installment of (the eventual) The Great Divorce (chapter seven) was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In praying for people one dislikes I find it helpful to remember that one is joining in His prayer for them.”

Letter to Mary Van Deusen
(from The Collected Letters Of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3 on 1/5/1951)

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CSL Daily 12/03/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis was published for the first time in the US on Dec. 3,  1969. The UK version came out March 4, 1968.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“How could an idiotic universe have produced creatures whose mere dreams are so much stronger, better, subtler than itself?”

(Published in A Mind Awake; from a letter to Sheldon Vanauken on 12/23/1950 found in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3)

CSL Daily 8/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Solomon,” a poem by Lewis was published in the August 14, 1946 issue of Punch.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think God wants us to love Him more, not to love creatures (even animals) less.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne on 8/18/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 8/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem “Two Kinds of Memory” was published on August 7, 1947 in Time and Tide. A revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven.”

Letter to Mrs. Johnson 8/7/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 8/03/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis resigned from Cambridge in August, 1963. There he had held the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I take it as a first principle that we must not interpret any one part of Scripture so that it contradicts other parts, and specially we must not use an apostle’s teaching to contradict that of Our Lord.”

Letter to Mrs. Emily McLay 8/3/1953
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)