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by Dennis Wagner

Number Twenty Four, July 24, 2002

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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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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have two great minds from different eras and different viewpoints debate? How about Plato and Aristotle or Marx and Lincoln? Well now you can get a taste of the concept without waiting for the Star Trek Holodeck to materialize.

C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud are both from the 20th Century and their lives overlapped somewhat, but they never sat down over a cup of coffee to debate life’s most important issues. They both started their careers as committed atheists, but C.S. Lewis’s journey led him down a different path.

Dr. Armand Nicholi, Jr. is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has researched, compared, and contrasted the views of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis for over twenty-five years in his immensely popular classes. Now this lively debate, previously accessible only to Harvard students, is now available to the rest of us in this new book.

The heart of the origins debate boils down to a battle of worldviews: the theist vs. the atheist. Armand selects two worthy representatives from the 20th century and examines how they formed their views and how their worldviews ultimately affected their writings, their careers and their lives.

Armand states in the preface "Whether we realize it or not, all of us possess a worldview. A few years after birth, we all gradually formulate our philosophy of life. Most of us make one of two basic assumptions: we view the universe as a result of random events and life on this planet a matter of chance; or we assume an Intelligence beyond the universe who gives the universe order, and life meaning. Our worldview informs our personal, social, and political lives...tells more about us perhaps than any other aspect of our personal history."

If you are ready to take a break from debating stars, rocks, bones, and cells, and look at the larger implications of your worldview (and have them challenged from an opposing viewpoint) then this is the book for you.

To view the table of contents or order this book now for $17.50 and save 30% off the list price go to: http://www.arn.org/arnproducts/php/book_show_item.php?id=55


UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF LIFE AND ICONS OF EVOLUTION VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE IN DVD FORMAT WITH BONUS MATERIAL

Unlocking The Mystery of Life

You’ve been asking for it and now we have it! Two of our fastest selling products are now available in DVD format. The chapter selection capability of DVD technology makes this format ideal for use in a classroom situation.

And just like the Hollywood DVD products, this format is jammed packed with additional bonus material.

Unlocking the Mystery of Life contains 45 minutes of additional bonus material including frequently asked questions about Darwinism and Intelligent Design as well as a fascinating overview of the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Icons of Evolution DVD bonus features include:

  • 10 questions to ask your Biology teacher
  • Experts answer frequently asked questions about Evolution
  • Recommended Web Resources
  • Recommended Book Resources
  • Chapter Selection

To order the DVD format of Unlocking the Mystery of Life for $24.95 plus shipping go to: http://www.arn.org/arnproducts/php/video_show_item.php?id=17

To order the DVD format of Icons of Evolution for $24.95 plus shipping go to: http://www.arn.org/arnproducts/php/video_show_item.php?id=16

Be sure to specify the DVD format option (VHS is the default selection).


JONATHAN WELLS RESPONDS TO CRITICS OF ICONS OF EVOLUTION

Icons of Evolution

Jonathan Wells book, Icons of Evolution, has been getting a lot of attention recently, especially with the release of the new documentary video by the same name. Over the past year several reviews have appeared in scientific and popular literature.A trend seems to be appearing in these reviews that tends to label Wells as either ignorant, stupid or wicked.

In this article, Wells responds to the rather emotional, but feeble attempts to discredit his work:

http://www.arn.org/docs2/news/criticsraveovericons061702.htm


WILL THE REAL CHAD PLEASE STAND UP?

Phillip Johnson

Anthropologists working in Chad have unveiled a fossil they claim is the oldest hominid yet. The last time we heard about chad it had something to do with hanging bits of paper and controversial vote counting in the Presidential election. This time it’s no less suspicious, as Mark Hartwig explains in the Wedge Update Column.


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