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Armand M. Nicholi Jr. (1927–2017)

Autor(a) de The Question of God

3+ Works 1,452 Membros 9 Reviews

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Obras de Armand M. Nicholi Jr.

The Question of God (2002) 1,409 cópias, 9 resenhas

Associated Works

The Question of God [2004 TV] (2004) — Original Author — 26 cópias, 1 resenha


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Nicholi Jr., Armand M.
Outros nomes
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Johnson City, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Causa da morte
natural causes
Cornell University
New York Medical College
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Massachusetts General Hospital
Family Research Council
Harvard Medical School
New England Patriots
Pequena biografia
Armand M. Nicholi Jr. (October 18, 1927 – June 22, 2017) was a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical work and research focused on the impact of absent parents on the emotional development of children and young adults. He was the editor and coauthor of the classic The Harvard Guide to Psychiatry (3rd edition, 1999). He was also a founding board member of the Family Research Council. He graduated from Cornell University and New York Medical College. He intended a career In neurosurgery so he began his internship at Cornell Surgical Division at Bellevue Hospital. After a year, he switched to psychiatry. He taught a course on Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis at Harvard College and the Harvard Medical School for more than 35 years. For 15 years he served as the psychiatrist for the New England Patriots NFL (football) team. He also had an active practice and served as a consultant to government groups, corporations, and professional athletes. He was married, with two children, and lived in Concord, Massachusetts until his death on June 22, 2017 at his home in Concord, Massachusetts, aged 89.



You can find my full review here:

Excerpt: https://thebeerthrillers.com/2023/09/06/book-review-the-question-of-god-c-s-lewi...

"I will be blunt and frank right out of the gate on this one – I found myself greatly disappointed, not enjoying it, and not a fan overall. There is a clear and obvious bias from the beginning moving forward; and it also seems like this was written just to posit his own research and to lend credibility to his own “research on born again Christians”.

It is interesting to see that this is written by a professor and psychologist, and one who even met with Anna Freud; because it seems far from a scholarly piece of work. Nicholi never quite gets into his groove when he discusses these two men. Sometimes he switches back and forth between them with each paragraph, and sometimes he devotes whole long sections to one man, before ending it and moving on to another long section for the next. He constantly throws in quotes, but never really addresses, evaluates, or analyzes them enough for the reader — he should be using quotes to get a sense for who the man is, pointing out unique characteristics, distinctions in personality, inconsistencies in worldview… but so often he leaves the quote hanging there and moves on to another idea."

My full review here: https://thebeerthrillers.com/2023/09/06/book-review-the-question-of-god-c-s-lewi...
… (mais)
BenKline | outras 8 resenhas | Sep 20, 2023 |
invisiblelizard | outras 8 resenhas | Jun 9, 2021 |
This book did a fantastic job of showing both sides, while letting the reader decide for themselves on which position they should pick.
This book was the first in a long line of religious related books i decided to consume.
G.R.Morris | outras 8 resenhas | Feb 8, 2020 |
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.… (mais)
StFrancisofAssisi | outras 8 resenhas | Apr 28, 2019 |


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