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By Daniel Burston

ISBN-10: 178220346X

ISBN-13: 9781782203469

This ebook explores the lifestyles and paintings of a missed determine within the historical past of psychoanalysis, Karl Stern, who introduced Freudian idea 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 collage of Ottawa, turning into leader of Psychiatry at a number of significant clinics in Ottawa and Montreal among 1952 and 1968, whilst he went into inner most perform. In 1951 he released The Pillar of fireplace, a memoir that chronicled his formative years, formative years and early maturity, his scientific and psychiatric education, his first research, and his serial flirtations with Jewish Orthodoxy, Marxism and Zionism - all in the middle 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 fireplace was once a run-away top vendor, and was once by way of a sequence of exceptional books and papers that suggest Freud (and psychoanalysis often) to Christian audiences, together with The 3rd Revolution (1954), The Flight from girl (1965) and Love and good fortune (1975). Stern firmly believed within the compatibility of technology 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 significant gentle on Catholic highbrow existence within the chilly struggle period, and the problems dealing with Stern, whose simultaneous efforts to wrestle Christian anti-Semitism and to combine Freudian idea into the middle of Catholic philosophy met with combined results.

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