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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.
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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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5 out of 5 stars
By Glenda on 09-11-12

Excellent rivals!

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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 04-20-18


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

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