The Question of God: C S Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex and the Meaning of Life
"A "must-read" for thoughtful Christians. I've just re-read it and found it to be even more powerful the second time." - Charles Colson. Throughout the ages, many of the world's greatest thinkers have wrestled with the concept of -...
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"A "must-read" for thoughtful Christians. I've just re-read it and found it to be even more powerful the second time." - Charles Colson.
Throughout the ages, many of the world's greatest thinkers have wrestled with the concept of - and belief in - God. It may seem unlikely that any new arguments or insights could be raised, but the twentieth century managed to produce two brilliant men with two diametrically opposed views about the question of God: Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. They never had an actual meeting, but in THE QUESTION OF GOD, their arguments are placed side by side for the very first time.
For more than twenty-five years, Armand Nicholi has taught a course at Harvard that compares the philosophical arguments of both men. In THE QUESTION OF GOD, Dr Nicholi presents the writings and letters of Lewis and Freud, allowing them to "speak" for themselves on the subject of belief and disbelief. Both men considered the problem of pain and suffering, the nature of love and sex, and the ultimate meaning of life and death - and each of them thought carefully about the alternatives to their positions.
The inspiration for the 4-part PBS series of the same name, THE QUESTION OF GOD urges readers to join Nicholi and his students in deciding for themselves which path to follow.
Two of history's greatest intellects, C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud, come back to life as their opinions are placed side by side. Probing the fascinating personalities of these thinkers as well as the inflammatory subject they discuss, this is an authoritative and irresistible work of philosophy, humanity, and scholarship. (Philosophy)
Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., M.D., serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research has focused on late adolescence, and his investigation of college dropouts is the first large-scale epidemological study of that age group.