CSL Daily 9/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Adam Unparadised” is a poem first published on September 14, 1949 in Punch as “A Footnote to Pre-History.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The educated man habitually, almost without noticing it, sees the present as something that grows out of a long perspective of centuries.”

“God in the Dock”
(First published as “Difficulties in Presenting the Christian Faith to Modern Unbelievers” in September 1948 issue of Lumen Vitae)

CSL Daily 9/01/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“God in the Dock” was published as “Difficulties in Presenting the Christian Faith to Modern Unbelievers” in September ’48 in Lumen Vitae.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The ancient man approached God (or even the gods) as the accused person approaches his judge. For the modern man the roles are reversed. He is the judge: God is in the dock.”

Difficulties in Presenting the Christian Faith to Modern Unbelievers
(Published in September 1948 issue of Lumen Vitae)

CSL Daily 8/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Invocation of Saints” is a letter published on August 5, 1949 in Church Times and is now in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape advises:] “You must therefore conceal from the patient the true end of Humility. Let him think of it not as self-forgetfulness but as a certain kind of opinion (namely, a low opinion) of his own talents and character.”

The Screwtape Letters XIV
(Published in The Guardian on 8/1/1941)

CSL Daily 7/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Willing Slaves of the Welfare State was published July 20, 1958 in The Observer. It was part of series on Is Progress Possible?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Progress, for me, means increasing goodness and happiness of individual lives. For the species, as for each man, mere longevity seems to me a contemptible ideal.”

Willing Slaves of the Welfare State (Published in The Observer on 7/20/1958)

CSL Daily 7/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

First and Second Things is an essay collection released on July 11, 1985 that actually contains material found in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Flippancy builds up around a man the finest armour-plating against the Enemy [God].”

The Screwtape Letters XI
(Published in The Guardian on 7/11/1941)