CSL Daily 01/28/18

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 01/07/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spent the first night in his new rooms at Magdalene College, Cambridge on January 7, 1955.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it.”

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

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CSL Daily 01/06/18

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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 8/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A second edition of The Abolition of Man was published by Geoffrey Bles on August 12, 1946.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“An open mind, in questions that are not ultimate, is useful. But an open mind about ultimate foundations either of Theoretical or Practical Reason is idiocy. If a man’s mind is open on these things, let his mouth at least be shut.”

The Abolition of Man
(2nd Edition Published 8/12/1946)

 

CSL Daily 4/09/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On April 9, 1941 Lewis gave his first Royal Air Force (RAF) talk at RAF Abingdon, Berkshire, England.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Those who stand outside all judgements of value cannot have any ground for preferring one of their own impulses to another except the emotional strength of that impulse.”

The Abolition of Man
(Published 4/8/1947 as the first U.S. edition)

Q04-09 - (Outside All Judgements)