The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life

By Dr. Armand M. Nicholi Jr.
Read by Simon Vance

7.97 Hours 04/01/2002 unabridged
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In The Question of God, renowned psychiatrist and educator Armand Nicholi presents a fascinating comparison of the beliefs of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. For all the variety of specific religious beliefs, there are fundamentally only two kinds of people: believers and nonbelievers. In the twentieth century, no spokesman was more prominent for nonbelief than Sigmund Freud, and no one argued for belief more successfully than C. S. Lewis. From pain and suffering, to love and sex, to God and morality, Lewis and Freud carefully argued opposing viewpoints and even considered the chief objections to their positions. Based on Nicholi’s years of studying both men, including wide access to Freud’s letters, this debate on the greatest of subjects strikes at the deepest chords in our souls.

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Summary

Summary

In The Question of God, renowned psychiatrist and educator Armand Nicholi presents a fascinating comparison of the beliefs of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis.

For all the variety of specific religious beliefs, there are fundamentally only two kinds of people: believers and nonbelievers. In the twentieth century, no spokesman was more prominent for nonbelief than Sigmund Freud, and no one argued for belief more successfully than C. S. Lewis. From pain and suffering, to love and sex, to God and morality, Lewis and Freud carefully argued opposing viewpoints and even considered the chief objections to their positions.

Based on Nicholi’s years of studying both men, including wide access to Freud’s letters, this debate on the greatest of subjects strikes at the deepest chords in our souls.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life.” Publishers Weekly
“The Question of God allows readers to listen in on one of the most articulate debates possible by creating a virtual meeting of Freud and Lewis.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“This debate turns out to be a fascinating page-turner.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“With his sophisticated, urbane voice, [Simon Vance] sounds like a faculty member at an Ivy League institution, which is exactly what the author of this work is…Nicholi covers much difficult material, and Whitfield presents in a lively, enjoyable manner.” AudioFile
“[Simon Vance’s] reading is both warm and authoritative; his engaging style is reminiscent of a favorite professor’s class lecture. Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Dr. Armand M. Nicholi Jr.

Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an active practice as a psychiatrist and serves as a consultant to government groups, corporations, and professional athletes.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 7.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English