This book explores the life and work of a neglected figure in the history of psychoanalysis, Karl Stern, who brought Freudian theory and practice to Catholic (and Christian) audiences around the world.Karl Stern was a German-Jewish neurologist and psychiatrist who fled Germany in 1937 - first to London, then to Canada, where he taught at McGill University and the University of Ottawa, becoming Chief of Psychiatry at several major clinics in Ottawa and Montreal between 1952 and 1968, when he went into private practice. In 1951 he published The Pillar of Fire, a memoir that chronicled his childhood, adolescence and early adulthood, his medical and psychiatric training, his first analysis, and his serial flirtations with Jewish Orthodoxy, Marxism and Zionism - all in the midst of the galloping Nazification of Germany. It also explored the long-standing inner-conflicts that preceded Stern's conversion to Catholicism in 1943.

chapter One|30 pages

Early years: 1906–1932

chapter Three|31 pages

London to Montreal: 1935–1949

chapter Four|24 pages

The Pillar of Fire: 1950–1955

chapter Five|38 pages

Through dooms of love: 1955–1967

chapter Six|18 pages

A legacy lost: 1968–1975

chapter Seven|19 pages

Freud, faith, and phenomenology

chapter Eight|39 pages

A Hebrew Catholic

chapter Nine|10 pages

Judaism and Catholicism in Stern and Lacan

chapter |4 pages