CSL Daily 5/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on “Religion without Dogma?” on May 20, 1946 before the Oxford Socratic Club. An updated version is in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[The] scientific method merely shows…that if miracles did occur, science, as science, could not prove, or disprove, their occurrence.”

Religion without Dogma?
(Talk given on 5/20/1946)

Q05-20 - (Prove or Disprove Miracles)

CSL Daily 5/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was interviewed in May 1963 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Published later that year and it is in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The process of living seems to consist in coming to realise truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes. They cannot sound otherwise to those who have not had the relevant experience.”

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 5/8/1939
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q05-08 - (Relevant Experience)

CSL Daily 5/03/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s article “Two Ways with the Self” was published on May 3, 1940 in The Guardian. It’s available in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two kinds of self-hatred which look rather alike in their earlier stages, but of which one is wrong from the beginning and the other right to the end.”

Two Ways with the Self
(Published on 5/3/1940 in The Guardian)

Q05-03 - (Kinds Self-Hatred)

CSL Daily 4/03/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Christian Apologetics was a talk Lewis gave sometime around Easter 1945 to an Anglican church group; now found in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who read poetry to improve their minds will never improve their minds by reading poetry.”

Lilies That Fester
(Published April, 1955 in  Twentieth Century)

Q04-03 - (Read Poetry)

CSL Daily 2/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On February 21, 1945 “Who Was Right—Dream Lecturer or Real Lecturer?” was published in The Coventry Evening Telegraph.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Is it not equally reasonable to look outside Nature for the real Originator of the natural order?”

Who Was Right—Dream Lecturer or Real Lecturer?
(First published on 2/21/1945 in The Coventry Evening Telegraph, it was reprinted as Two Lectures in God in the Dock)

Q02-21 (Look Outside Nature)