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By Daniel Burston

ISBN-10: 178220346X

ISBN-13: 9781782203469

This booklet explores the existence and paintings of a ignored determine within the historical past of psychoanalysis, Karl Stern, who introduced Freudian concept and perform to Catholic (and Christian) audiences round the world.Karl Stern used to be a German-Jewish neurologist and psychiatrist who fled Germany in 1937 - first to London, then to Canada, the place he taught at McGill college and the college of Ottawa, turning into leader of Psychiatry at numerous significant clinics in Ottawa and Montreal among 1952 and 1968, whilst he went into deepest perform. In 1951 he released The Pillar of fireside, a memoir that chronicled his early life, early life and early maturity, his scientific and psychiatric education, his first research, and his serial flirtations with Jewish Orthodoxy, Marxism and Zionism - all in the course of the galloping Nazification of Germany. It additionally explored the long-standing inner-conflicts that preceded Stern's conversion to Catholicism in 1943. The Pillar of fireside used to be a run-away most sensible vendor, and was once by means of a sequence of outstanding books and papers that suggest Freud (and psychoanalysis typically) to Christian audiences, together with The 3rd Revolution (1954), The Flight from girl (1965) and Love and luck (1975). Stern firmly believed within the compatibility of technological know-how and religion, and used to be a celeb of the Catholic lecture circuit, the place he usually spoke in regards to the evils of anti-Semitism. His friendship and correspondence with Thomas Merton, psychiatrist/psychoanalyst Gregory Zilboorg, philosophers Jacques Maritain and Gabriel Marcel, activist Dorothy Day and novelist Graham Greene (among others) shed substantial gentle on Catholic highbrow existence within the chilly struggle period, and the problems dealing with Stern, whose simultaneous efforts to strive against Christian anti-Semitism and to combine Freudian proposal into the middle of Catholic philosophy met with combined results.

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