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C.S. Lewis Quotes: Best of May 12th – 18th

May 19, 2013

Since the beginning of the year (2013), I’ve posted a “quote of the day” at a site I’ve created called EssentialCSLewis.com. This larger site is an outgrowth of this blog and at it I post not only the daily quote, but also a quiz question and fact about C.S. Lewis along with my latest All About Jack podcast and weekly Jack in Retrospect. Below are the quotes from May 12th – 18th; the source for each quote are given below it.

“What we learn from experience depends on the kind of philosophy we bring to experience.”

Miracles: A Preliminary Study (Published 5/12/1947)

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“Christianity…is precisely the story of a great Miracle. A naturalistic Christianity leaves out all that is specifically Christian.”

Miracles: A Preliminary Study (Published 5/12/1947)

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“It is probable that Nature is not really in Time and almost certain that God is not. Time is probably (like perspective) the mode of our perception.”

Miracles: A Preliminary Study (Published 5/12/1947)

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“Yes, pride is a perpetual nagging temptation. Keep on knocking it on the head but don’t be too worried about it. As long as one knows one is proud one is safe from the worst form of pride.”

Letter to Genia Goelz  (from Volume 3 on 5/15/1952)

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(Screwtape advised Wormword): “Keep his mind off the most elementary duties by directing it to the most advanced and spiritual ones.”

The Screwtape Letters – III (first published in The Guardian on 5/16/1941)

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“Everywhere, except in theology, there has been a vigorous growth of scepticism about scepticism itself.”

Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism (“Fern-seed and Elephants”) (Lecture given on 5/11/1959)

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“The sort of statement that arouses our deepest scepticism is the statement that something in a Gospel cannot be historical because it shows a theology or an ecclesiology too developed for so early a date.”

Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism (“Fern-seed and Elephants”) (Lecture given on 5/11/1959)

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