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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2004


    I haven't finished yet (thus only 4 stars), but so far Nicholi's use of more than just biographies about Freud and Lewis impressed me most. Their personal letters show the real conflict between what they believed and what they taught. The arguments against Freud seemed a bit biased at times, but it was extremely refreshing to hear something other than complete praise for him. It shows the reality that even Freud found it nearly impossible to actually live life based on his philosophies, which many are still trying to do. Too many people base their lives on Freud's teachings without ever taking an intellectual look at the alternative (buying into Freud's opinion that all religion is 'fairy tales'). This book gives everyone the opportunity to make a truly informed decision, based on an observation of the teachings, lifestyles, and personal testimonies of each man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2004

    The Question of God

    **** Not everyone can attend Harvard, but everyone can read a book that details one of the more popular courses offered there. Though a generation separated C S Lewis and Sigmund Freud, they played highly influential roles, albeit polar opposites, on the thought life of the last century. Both began as atheists, and both suffered greatly in their times, but Lewis was found by God, Freud rejected God. Thus, their views on life were the antithesis of each other, and in the contrast lies a wealth of debate for the inquiring mind. Though it begins in a rather dry fashion, once past the biographical details, it turns fascinating, especially when the author turns to questions of pain and evil. ****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2003

    Interesting to read

    I liked this book very much, but I recommend The Throne Room; for a clear conception on God.

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