CSL Daily 2/26/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 3rd and final Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Abolition of Man” by Lewis was given February 26. 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.”

The Abolition of Man
(First a lecture from 2/26/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-26 (Nature as Instrument)

CSL Daily 2/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 2nd Riddell Memorial Lecture entitled “The Way” by Lewis was given February 25, 1943. It became part of The Abolition of Man.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary colour.”

The Way
(First a lecture from 2/25/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-18 (God Discoverable Everywhere)

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 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 1/7/17

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)

q01-07-seeing-through