After years of studying Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis and teaching a popular course at Harvard University comparing the two, renowned educator and psychiatrist Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. distills the key arguments of both men and examines how they confronted the question of God in their own lives. Soon to be a four-part PBS series.After years of studying Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis and teaching a popular course at Harvard University comparing the two, renowned educator and psychiatrist Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. distills the key arguments of both men and examines how they confronted the question of God in their own lives. Soon to be a four-part PBS series.Read Less
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I found the book interesting as it worked back and forth between Freud's view and Lewis' view. I appreciated the historical content as well as the philosophical/theological content. The author tried to connect belief with reality by showing how the person's worldview was revealed in specific life experiences. As a Christian it was encouraging to see how differently Lewis faced death in comparison to Freud who simply gives up the battle to live out of exhaustion. The author shows that both Lewis and Freud struggled over man's relationship to God. For Lewis the battle with God ends in a joyful submission to God and His Word. Freud, who for all his profession of being an atheist, spends his entire life battling with something (Someone) he says doesn't exist, which doesn't make any sense unless that existence is real. I gave a copy of this book to a psychiatrist who was trained in the Freudian analytical school. I am interested in hearing his take on the book. Overall, I learned a lot about Freud and Lewis that I did not know and I found the book enjoyable to read as well as insightful.
Feb 26, 2009
This book is a powerful read for anyone. It compares the worldviews of two great men and writers of the past. Read it!
Publishers Weekly, 2002-03-25 While Freud and C.S. Lewis never actually met, the atheistic theories of the psychoanalyst and well-known unbeliever are pitted against those of the Christian don in The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life. Author Armand M. Nicholi Jr. is a Harvard Medical School psychiatry professor who has taught a class on the theological writings of Freud and Lewis for more than 25 years. In this accessible study, he outlines the lives of the two thinkers, both preoccupied with the question of god's existence, and compares how the two approach questions of conscience, happiness, pain and death. (Apr. 2) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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