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Ex and the ultimate meaning of life and death and each of them thought carefully about the alternatives to their positions The inspiration for the PBS series of the same name The uestion of God does not presuppose which man Freud the devout atheist or Lewis the atheist turned believer is correct in his views Rather readers are urged to join Nicholi and his students and decide for themselves which path to follo. Here is one of those books that my friends will grow tired of hearing me talk about I absolutely loved this book one of my favorites I’ve read in the past year The book is written by a Harvard professor who has spent his entire professional life studying Sigmund Freud and much of it studying CS Lewis He uses this book which he considers the culmination of his career to pit the two against one another and to himself play the neutral moderator He does an incredible job The author uses each chapter to discuss a major issue love suffering sex death etc along several dimensions Freud and Lewis’s expressed views in their books and research their expressed views in their letters and the way in which they each approached the matter in their personal lives The author is a true well of knowledge in regards to each of these men He does them each justice never strawmanning either of their arguments and always ualifying what they said with what scholars believe they meant He has spent much time with Freud’s daughter and has access to many of Lewis’s letters that he sent to friends and family All of this information is compiled with a balance of elouence and conciseness into in my view a remarkable book I would absolutely love for anyone who is a big fan of Freud to read this book and discuss it with me Although the author did well to remain neutral I did not and as I read I just could not see how Freud had the upper hand in any topic where he and Lewis pushed against one another Yet I do think Freud is a genius So if you read this book and think that Freud comes out on top please hit me up
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The uestion of God CS Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God Love Sex and the Meaning of LifePlaced side by side for the very first time For than twenty five years Armand Nicholi has taught a course at Harvard that compares the philosophical arguments of both men In The uestion 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 s. Like comparing apples and rocks Freud's the apple from the nonexistent Tree of Knowledge and CS Lewis the unfortunately all too prevalent Christian apologist whose arguments take rocks in the head to accept Consider this paraphrased example which Lewis uses to explain the beginning of his career in helping people better deceive or come out of the wisdom of doubt into into the molesting hands of faith I felt joy Therefore a place for joy must exist Therefore someone must have made that place Thus joy is to be found in the maker of joy Thus a maker must exist and I believe in that maker I feel pretty goddamned good Oops Thou shalt notanything Secondly why is Freud a man who made his career in what arguably may be called medicine pitted against the premier Christian apologist Why not choose for Lewis' rival someone who made a career out of explaining why there is god no or at least no reason for a godunless one is a sadist Dawkins would shred Lewis The latter could still smoke his pipe but from the other endA ridiculous conceit and one upon which I'm afraid Nicholi wasted an academic career and his students' time teaching