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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 18

If there is any thought at which a Christian trembles it is the thought of God’s ‘judgement’. The ‘Day’ of Judgement is ‘that day of wrath, that dreadful day’. We pray for God to deliver us ‘in the hour of … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 17

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths, O.S.B.: from Magdalen College, 16 April 1940 I do most thoroughly agree with what you saw about Art and Literature. To my mind they are only healthy when they are either (a) Definitely the handmaids … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 13

We have had enough, once and for all, of Hedonism – the gloomy philosophy which says that Pleasure is the only good. But we have hardly yet begun what may be called Hedonics, the science or philosophy of Pleasure. And … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 17

What are the key words of modern criticism? Creative, with its opposite derivative; spontaneity with its opposite convention; freedom, contrasted with rules. Great authors are innovators, pioneers, explorers; bad authors bunch in schools and follow models. Or again, great authors … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 12

Unless the religious claims of the Bible are again acknowledged, its literary claims will, I think, be given only “mouth honour” and that decreasingly. . . It is, if you like to put it that way, not merely a sacred … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 37

Chapter 9 Meekness and Rest (PART 1) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. —Matt. 5:5 A fairly accurate description of the human race might be furnished one unacquainted with it by taking the Beatitudes, turning them … Continue reading

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