Dr. Armand Nicholi, Jr. is the author of the highly acclaimed bestseller, The Question of God, which compares the worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis. Of the book filmmaker Ken Burns has said: "Armand Nicholi has hit the nail on the head with this irresistible, expertly told story of the twin anchors and the dilemma of modern thought.... I couldn't put it down."
Nicholi's book grew out of a popular course he teaches on the subject at Harvard, and has been developed into a multi-part program for PBS, to air later this year. Nicholi is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an active practice as a psychiatrist and serves as a consultant to government groups, corporations, and professional athletes. He is married, with two children, and lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
Praise for Armand Nicholi's book, THE QUESTION OF GOD (soon to be a four-part PBS documentary):
Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns: "Armand Nicholi has hit the nail on the head with this irresistible, expertly told story of the twin anchors -- and the dilemma -- of modern thought. Here in the lives of two real and recognizable geniuses can be found our own longing and search. Nicholi has reconciled the two disparate men and beliefs superbly. I couldn't put it down."
Peter Kreeft, author of Making Sense of Suffering: "Some books are fair, scholarly, and objective. Others are challenging, arresting, and subjectively moving. When a book is both, it is unforgettable. Such is The Question of God. We are caught, plunged into both Freud's and Lewis's lives, honestly, deeply, with both head and heart. It is as exciting as a novel, and we must supply the ending."
Dr. Timothy Johnson, Medical Editor, ABC News: "I attended some of Armand Nicholi's remarkably popular classes at Harvard and found them to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Dr. Nicholi, after more than twenty-five years of teaching and research on Freud and Lewis, has now made this experience available to all. This superb book will change your life."
Ralph Larson, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson: "Armand Nicholi's new book The Question of God, is both profound and fascinating. It provides remarkable insight into the very different life views of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis. All those who are searching for true meaning in their lives should take the time to read this wonderful book. I had a hard time putting it down."
Francis Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute: "This elegantly written and compelling comparison of the worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis provides a riveting opportunity to consider the most important questions mankind has ever asked: Is there a God? Does he care about me? This profound book is for anyone who is earnestly seeking answers about truth, the meaning of life, and God's existence."