CSL Daily 3/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 25, 1987 the US edition of Present Concerns, a collection of eighteen essays, became available.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.”

Letter to Sister Penelope CSMV on 3/25/1943
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q03-25 (Symbolism Exists)

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 2/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Man Born Blind” was published on February 4, 1977 in Church Times. But a different version was later discovered called “Light.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I fancy we are all too ready, once we are converted ourselves, to assume that God will deal with everyone exactly as He does with us. But He is no mass-producer and treats no two quite alike.”

Letter to Mrs. Jessup on 2/5/1954
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-05 (Assume God)

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)

CSL Daily 1/30/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

First paperback edition of The Last Battle came out on January 30, 1964.  It was published as ‘Puffin Books’ by Penguin Books Ltd.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One cannot be too careful: one must try to hold fast to one’s duties (I wish I did) which are the prose of the spiritual life and not learn to depend too much on these delightful moments.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 1/30/1930
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume I)

Q01-30 (Ones Duties)