CSL Daily 11/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The American edition of Mere Christianity was first published on Nov. 11, 1952. It was published on July 7 in the UK the same year.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.”

Hope
(Chapter 10 of Book III (Christian Behavior) in Mere Christianity)

CSL Daily 11/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The first weekly installment of The Great Divorce appears in The Guardian on Nov. 10, 1944 under the title of “Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“When the most important things in our life happen we quite often do not know, at the moment, what is going on.”

Faith
(Given as a talk on the BBC on November 8, 1942 and later published as chapter 12 in Christian Behavior)

CSL Daily 11/01/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Faith” is the topic of what was the 7th BBC talk from Lewis’s third series that was heard on the radio on Nov. 1, 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Faith, in the sense in which I am using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”

Faith
(Given as a talk on November 1, 1942 and later published as chapter 11 in Christian Behavior)

CSL Daily 10/29/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On Oct. 29, 1935 Oxford University Press agreed to publish The Allegory of Love. It became  Lewis’s first academic title.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Nearly all those evils in the world which people put down to greed or selfishness are really far more the result of Pride.”

The Great Sin
(Broadcast on BBC on 10/25/1942; Chapter Eight from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

CSL Daily 10/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Talking about Bicycles,” one of Lewis’s shorter works was published in the October, 1946 issue of Resistance.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”

The Great Sin
(Broadcast on BBC on 10/25/1942; Chapter Eight from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)