[asa] seminar on C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud: Fri. April 3, 3:30

From: Loren Haarsma <lhaarsma@calvin.edu>
Date: Fri Mar 27 2009 - 09:41:49 EDT

For the Grand Rapids, MI, area

The next Christian Perspectives in Science seminar at Calvin College is

    Friday, April 3, 3:30 PM in Science Building room 110.

Speaker: Eric Achtyes, M.D., Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Title: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud: Two Contrasting Worldviews

  It is possible but unlikely that C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud ever met face
to face. Yet these two men have stood out as eloquent advocates for the
spiritual and materialist worldviews, respectively. Both were rigorous
thinkers and academicians, as well as prolific writers. Each has attempted to
answer the most difficult religious and philosophical questions from his own
unique perspective. Each left a legacy of scholarship that informs our
contemporary culture and thinking. During the first half of the lecture, we
will examine how the life experiences of these two men helped shape their
different worldviews. In the second half of the lecture, we will focus on
their approach to the problem of pain and suffering using an open discussion
format. This lecture is based on a course developed and taught for over thirty
years to Harvard students by Dr. Armand Nicholi, Jr, Professor of Psychiatry at
Harvard Medical School. Useful readings prior to the lecture include: “The
Future of an Illusion” by Sigmund Freud, “The Problem of Pain” by C.S.
Lewis, and “The Question of God” by Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.

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