CSL Daily 2/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters to Malcolm came out in the US on February 12, 1964. It had been released in the UK at the end of the previous month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Charles Williams writes] that sort of book in which we begin by saying, ‘Let us suppose that this everyday world were, at some one point, invaded by the marvellous. Let us, in fact, suppose a violation of frontier.'”

The Novels of Charles Williams
(Talk recorded and aired on 2/11/1949; now found in On Stories)

Q02-12 (Books Williams Writes)

CSL Daily 2/9/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters (book) was first published in the UK on this date (2/9) in 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”

Preface to The Screwtape Letters
(Published 2/9/1942)

Q02-09 (Two Opposite Errors)

CSL Daily 1/28/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Abolition of Man (released in early January, 1944) is the book Lewis wrote that he claimed addressed “a ‘serious’ point” presented in That Hideous Strength.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is no use to ask God with factious earnestness for A when our whole mind is in reality filled with B. We must lay before Him what is in us not what ought to be in us.”

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
(Published on 1/27/1964)

Q01-28 (What is in US)

CSL Daily 1/5/17

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)

q01-05-praying-for-people

CSL Daily 12/25

FACT OF THE DAY:

Beyond the Bright Blur was a limited edition title published today (Dec. 25) in 1963 that contained chapters 15-17 of Letters to Malcolm.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[God] must constantly work as the iconoclast. Every idea of Him we form, He must in mercy shatter. The most blessed result of prayer would be to rise thinking ‘But I never knew before, I never dreamed . . .'”

Beyond the Bright Blur
(Published 12/25/1963; chapter 15 of Letters to Malcolm)

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