Daily Lewis

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Historicism” is a article published in the October, 1950 issue of The Month. It’s reprinted in Christian Reflections.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Historicism is an illusion and that Historicists are, at the very best, wasting their time. I hope it is already clear that in criticizing Historicists I am not at all criticizing historians.”

Historicism
(Published in October, 1950 issue of The Month)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Complete the quote and name the source (2 words):
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Special Feature

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

Highlights for September 22nd – 30th include: Debut story of a Sci-Fi trilogy, a landmark book published anonymously and the death of Lewis’s father to cancer.

It’s no secret that Lewis is known for being a versatile writer. One of his earliest efforts that spotlighted this fact is what happened on the 23rd in 1938. This is when Lewis released the first of what is referred to many fans as the Ransom trilogy. That’s because Dr. Elwin Ransom is a central character introduced in Out of the Silent Planet. Released a dozen years before the Narnia stories, some call this his first imaginative apologetic work. Apparently Lewis himself wasn’t aware of how useful of a tool fiction could be to present Christian ideas in a latent way. It was

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All About Jack

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014

This is the fourth in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William O’Flaherty), I am also joined again by Peter Byrom to help co-host. Today’s discussion is about the third chapter of the book. If you haven’t listened to last week’s show then follow the link below to hear it. This fourth of eight episodes covers “A Desire for Divinity?”

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Resource Spotlight

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014

If you have explored the places I’ve highlighted since the beginning of the year you’ve probably noticed many Lewis scholars have websites. Some have material just on Lewis, or like the one this, they have other material in additional to the content related to Lewis. While Dr. Diana Glyer has more than Lewis information than I’ll spotlight here, that just points to the importance of exploring the rest of her site.

Several years ago Glyer contributed to a book where she provided a bibliography of every book-length study of C.S. Lewis. Listed as a main heading on her site as C.S. Lewis Bibliography, this area (as she notes on the page) has a goal of providing “a brief description of the content and also a sense of the quality and importance of this book.

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Fact of the Day

Fact of the Day

Here is where you can browse though previous Facts of the Day to learn interesting and (sometimes) unusual details about C.S. Lewis.

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 1st

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Historicism” is a article published in the October, 1950 issue of The Month. It’s reprinted in Christian Reflections.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Historicism is an illusion and that Historicists are, at the very best, wasting their time. I hope it is already clear that in criticizing Historicists I am not at all criticizing historians.”

Historicism
(Published in October, 1950 issue of The Month)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Complete the quote and name the source (2 words):
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 30th

FACT OF THE DAY:

On this date in 1962 “Sex in Literature” was published in The Sunday Telegraph.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Christianity] was never intended to replace or supersede the ordinary human arts and sciences: it is rather a director which will set them all to the right jobs, and a source of energy which will give them all new life, if only they will put themselves at its disposal.”

Social Morality
(Broadcast on BBC on 9/27/1942; Chapter two from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s mother got a degree from what university?
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C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists #4 – A Desire for Divinity?

This is the fourth in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William O’Flaherty), I am also joined again by Peter Byrom to help co-host. Today’s discussion is about the third chapter of the book. If you haven’t listened to last week’s show then follow the link below to hear it. This fourth of eight episodes covers “A Desire for Divinity?”

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 29th

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Grief Observed was published today in 1961, but it wasn’t until after his death that it was attributed to Lewis.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”

A Grief Observed
(Published 9/29/1961)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What language is the word “Aslan?”
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 28th

FACT OF THE DAY:

The September 1946 issue of The Atlantic Monthly featured an article called “C.S. Lewis, Apostle to the Skeptics” by Chad Walsh.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Christianity] was never intended to replace or supersede the ordinary human arts and sciences: it is rather a director which will set them all to the right jobs, and a source of energy which will give them all new life, if only they will put themselves at its disposal.”

Social Morality
(Broadcast on BBC on 9/27/1942; Chapter two from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Name the source of this quote:
“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.”

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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 27th

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 2nd talk in the third BBC series (Christian Behaviour) was broadcast today in 1942. Published it was called “Social Morality”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Really great moral teachers never do introduce new moralities: it is quacks and cranks who do that.”

Social Morality
(Broadcast on BBC on 9/27/1942; Chapter two from Book Three, Christian Behaviour in Mere Christianity)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What book that was a collection of shorter works by Lewis was published this month in his lifetime?
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 26th

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 22nd Screwtape letter was published today in 1941 in The Guardian (before being release in 1942 as a single book). It’s the only one signed by Toadpipe.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Everything has to be twisted before it’s any use to us.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXII
(First published in The Guardian on 9/26/1941)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What final fictional book from Lewis was released this month?
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 25th

FACT OF THE DAY:

Today in 1929 Lewis’s father (Albert) died. His financial support was vital to Lewis getting his degrees at Oxford.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXI
(First published in The Guardian on 9/19/1941)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

It’s no secret that J.R.R. Tolkien didn’t like the Narnia stories, however, what was a key problem he had with the first published story?
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 24th

FACT OF THE DAY:

On September 12, 1951 “The Country of the Blind” is a poem first published in Punch and available in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.”

Out of the Silent Planet
(Published 9/23/1938)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

Complete the quote and name the source (2 words):
“Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something together, _____ _____ . Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not.”
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Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: September 23rd

FACT OF THE DAY:

Out of the Silent Planet was first published on this day (9/23) in 1938. It was his second fictional story for Lewis as a Christian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory.”

Out of the Silent Planet
(Published 9/23/1938)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

What book dealing with events from Lewis’s own life came out this month?
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