CSL Daily 11/28

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The final letter from Screwtape (31st) was printed today (Nov. 28) in 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape bemoans the patient’s fate:]
“He got through so easily! No gradual misgivings, no doctor’s sentence, no nursing home, no operating theatre, no false hopes of life; sheer, instantaneous liberation.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXXI
(First published in The Guardian on 11/28/1941)

CSL Daily 7/26

Q7-26

FACT OF THE DAY:

The U.S. Paperback editions of Surprised By Joy and Till We Have Faces came out on July 9th ten years apart (1970, 1980).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape Advises:] “I would make it a rule to eradicate from my patient any strong personal taste which is not actually a sin, even if it is something quite trivial.”

The Screwtape Letters XIII
(Published in The Guardian on 7/25/1941)

Essay Chat 19r – Screwtape Proposes a Toast (Brenton Dickieson)

EC19 - Screwtape Toast“Screwtape Proposes a Toast” is an essay that is indirectly a follow-up to the successful book The Screwtape Letters. Brenton Dickieson joins William O’Flaherty for an essay chat on this insightful piece that Wormwood never got to hear. It was first published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1959 (see below for a link to read it online) before being reprinted several times. The best place to get in print is either in The World’s Last Night or some editions of The Screwtape Letters. This is part of an occasional series exploring a single essay by Lewis to encourage you to read (or re-read) it and other essays by him that are often neglected.

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Listen to Screwtape Proposes a Toast Chat

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CSL Daily 7/11

Q7-11

FACT OF THE DAY:

The eleventh letter from Screwtape was published on this date (7/11) in The Guardian in 1941.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I don’t believe that good work is ever done in a hurry.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves 7/11/1916
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume I)

CSL Daily 6/29

Q6-29

FACT OF THE DAY:

The ninth letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian at the end of June (the 27th) in 1941.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All we can do is to encourage the humans to take the pleasures which our Enemy has produced, at times, or in ways, or in degrees, which He has forbidden.”

The Screwtape Letters IX
(Published in The Guardian on 6/27/1941)