CSL Daily 5/05/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On May 5, 1924 Lewis accepted a temporary position to teach philosophy at Oxford (his former tutor was taking a one-year leave).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Screwtape’s observation of humans: “Thanks to processes which we set at work in them centuries ago, they find it all but impossible to believe in the unfamiliar while the familiar is before their eyes.”

The Screwtape Letters I
(Published in The Guardian on 5/2/1941)

Q05-05b - (Believe in Unfamilar - SCREWTAPE)

CSL Daily 4/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Interim Report” published in The Cambridge Review on April 21, 1956 presented Lewis’s comparison of Oxford and Cambridge.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“No creature that deserved Redemption would need to be redeemed. They that are whole need not the physician. Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.”

Religion and Rocketry
(Published as “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” in the April, 1958 issue of Christian Herald)

 Q04-21 - (Deserved Redemption)

CSL Daily 1/13/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 13, 1919 Lewis returned to Oxford after being demobilized the previous month (WWI, of course).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Recently (although the outward condition of my life has not changed for the better) it has pleased God to pour into my soul great tranquillity.”

Letter to Don Giovanni Calabria
(from Collected Letters, Volume 2 on 1/13/1948)

Q01-13 (Peace without Change)

CSL Daily 9/25

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Today (Sept. 25)  in 1929 Lewis’s father (Albert) died. His financial support was vital to Lewis getting his degrees at Oxford.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXI
(First published in The Guardian on 9/19/1941)

Highlights Inklings Week in Oxford 2016

Highlights Inklings OXFORD 2016
Most of you are aware that last month (July, 2016) there was an event in England called “An Inklings Week in Oxford.” It was hosted by the Inklings Fellowship. There were 10 plenary talks (one hour), five “second breakfast” speakers (thirty minutes) and also each morning during morning worship there was someone sharing to help put the day in focus. Obviously it would be too large of a task to highlight all of that, so what follows is a podcast that shares short excerpts from talks most related to Lewis or his works. As noted in the introduction the purpose of this show is to remind those who attend what it was like and to let others know what they missed so they will consider attending the next one in 2019! All talks shared today were given at St. Giles Church in Oxford. 

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Listen to Highlights Inklings Week in Oxford 2016

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