CSL Daily 2/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

During the evening of February 24, 1943 Lewis gave the 1st talk (“Men Without Chests”) of the Riddell Memorial Lectures that became The Abolition of Man.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”

Men Without Chests
(First a lecture from 2/24/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-24 (Modern Educator)

CSL Daily 2/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

John, the main character in “The Pilgrim’s Regress” was born in Puritania (on the western side of the Eastern Mountains)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“First-hand knowledge is not only more worth acquiring than second-hand knowledge, but is usually much easier and more delightful to acquire.”

On the Reading of Old Books
(Published originally as a preface to The Incarnation of the Word of God in 1944)

Q02-20 (First-Hand Knowledge)

CSL Daily 1/9/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Birth of Language” is a poem by Lewis published January 9, 1946 in Punch (it uses planetary imagery).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“May God’s grace give you the necessary humility. Try not to think—much less, speak—of their sins. One’s own are a much more profitable theme!”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne
(from Collected Letters, Volume 3 on 1/9/1961)

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CSL Daily 1/6/17

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 6, 1944 The Abolition of Man was first published. It came from a series of lectures from Feb. 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If nothing is self-evident, nothing can be proved.”

The Abolition of Man
(Published on 1/6/1944)

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CSL Daily 12/23

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Good Work and Good Works” by Lewis was published in the Christmas 1959 issue of Good Work (formerly Catholic Art Quarterly).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The apostle says every one must not only work but work to produce what is ‘good.'”

Good Work and Good Works
(Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue)

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