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Publisher's Summary

Renowned psychiatrist and educator Armand Nicholi here 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 20th 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, from God to morality, Lewis and Freud carefully argued opposing positions 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.

©2002 Armand Nicholi (P)2002 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Robert Whitfield’s reading is both warm and authoritative; his engaging style is reminiscent of a favorite professor’s class lecture. Highly recommended.” ( Library Journal)
“With his sophisticated, urbane voice, Robert Whitfield 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)

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already recommended this audiobook to friends as I was listening to it, it is a real thinker.

What other book might you compare The Question of God to and why?

There is no comparison. Most books of this sort are unevenly matched but this one is perfect.

What about Robert Whitfield’s performance did you like?

Whitfield speaks as though he is the author not a performer. It makes all the difference!

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

I was surprised to find out that CS Lewis was a fan of Freud's before his conversion.

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Insightful

New insight into both Freud and Lewis. I feel like I know both better. A good listen for sure.

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one of the best books I've ever read

This is a classic everyone should read in their life time. I can't avoid listening over and over when I have opportunity.

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Fantastic and wonderful!

I will keep a hard copy to annotate, enjoy again, and share. I loved the erudite contrast, direct from the writings of Freud and Lewis, two of my
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Breath taking

What a classic! I couldn't stop listening to the audio. Deep insights into life and its essence and how we experience it. My will to live and to to do so to God's will has been fortified! Thanks to the author so such meticulous research. I recommend this to anyone!

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In the end one view stands clearly above...

In the end one view stands clearly above the other. Which view would you prefer?

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Insightful

Honestly, I was only familiar with C.S Lewis because of the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. I knew Sigmund Freud loosely just being in sociology/psychology classes. I found it to be a great thinking/discussion piece. For you and your honest/open minded friends. I'll definitely reread and just let it marinate on the brain.

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Narrator did an excellent job.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Question of God to be better than the print version?

About the same.

What other book might you compare The Question of God to and why?

Any book that seeks to reconcile faith in God with the modern academic discipline of science.

What about Robert Whitfield’s performance did you like?

He did an excellent job of reading: not too plummy but not to austere for such a thought-provoking topic. He struck an excellent balance.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Question of God: The question that means nothing and everything!

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Love this book

great book. great reading. I really enjoyed listening to it. The reading was very clear and I like the speed of reading.

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More than expected

This book needed to be written. No where else would you find a contrast of Freud and Lewis, peppered with significant events in their respective biographies.

I was more than pleasantly surprised. A must read!