CSL Daily 11/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The last month of weekly letters from Screwtape began on Nov. 7, 1941 when the 28th letter was published in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Humans] do tend to regard death as the prime evil and survival as the greatest good. But that is because we have taught them to do so. Do not let us be infected by our own propaganda.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXVIII
(First published in The Guardian on 11/7/1941)

CSL Daily 11/04/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Weight of Glory” was published in the November, 1941 issue of Theology.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbor’s glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken.”

The Weight of Glory
(Published in November, 1941 issue of Theology)

CSL Daily 3/4/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C.S. Lewis became available for the first time on March 4, 1968.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I believe no angel ever appears in Scripture without exciting terror: they always have to begin by saying ‘Fear not.'”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 3/4/1953
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q03-04 (Fear Not)

CSL Daily 2/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on the BBC on February 11, 1949 on “The Novels of Charles Williams.” It was recorded and is also in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To find that one’s emotions do not ‘come to heel’ and line up as stable sentiments in permanent conformity with one’s convictions is simply the facts of being a fallen, and still imperfectly redeemed, man.”

Letter to Michael Edwardson 2/11/1960
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-11 (Imperfectly Redeemed)

CSL Daily 2/4/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On February 4, 1933 Lewis wrote to his friend Arthur Greeves about reading a draft of The Hobbit (not published till ’37).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Since term began I have had a delightful time reading a children’s story which Tolkien has just written.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 2/4/1933
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q02-04 (Hobbit 1933)