The Question of God - Sigmund Freud And C.S. Lewis - 4/6

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4/6: By the 1950s Oxford's C.S. Lewis became the most popular spokesperson for Christianity in the English-speaking world... in 1956, Lewis married Joy Davidson Gresham, a Marxist, atheist, poet/writer... at the time of the marriage, it was known that Joy was suffering from bone cancer, though it later went into remission... however, in 1960 the cancer returned and Joy died... Lewis mourning resulted in his 1960 book, "A Grief Observed," which describes his experience of bereavement in such a raw and personal fashion that Lewis originally released it under the pseudonym N.W. Clerk to keep readers from associating the work with him ... the book was "a portrait of grief and a struggle with his own faith"... Lewis lashes out at God (ala Job) with the seemingly unsolvable question: how can such great anguish have been permitted?

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