CSL Daily 7/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The twelfth letter from Screwtape was published on July 18, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy [God]. It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing.”

The Screwtape Letters XII
(Published in The Guardian on 7/18/1941)

CSL Daily 7/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Imagination and Thought in the Middle Ages is a talk Lewis gave on two nights in 1956, July 17th and 18th.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Flippancy] is a thousand miles away from joy; it deadens, instead of sharpening, the intellect; and it excites no affection between those who practice it.”

The Screwtape Letters XI
(Published in The Guardian on 7/11/1941)

CSL Daily 7/8/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis first used the term “Mere Christianity” in The Screwtape Letters #25; initially published Oct. 17, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Our divisions should never be discussed except in the presence of those who have already come to believe that there is one God and that Jesus Christ is His only Son.”

Mere Christianity
(Published in 7/7/1952)

CSL Daily 7/5/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis wrote his preface to the first edition of The Screwtape Letters on July 5, 1941.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”

from Preface to The Screwtape Letters
(Written 7/5/1941)

CSL Daily 7/4/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The tenth installment of The Screwtape Letters was published on July 4, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

(Screwtape commenting on the patient faking cynical and skeptical attitudes):
“All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.”

The Screwtape Letters X
(Published in The Guardian on 7/4/1941)