Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To use OneNote for note taking…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can use Microsoft OneNote to take notes on PEP-Web. OneNote has some very nice and flexible note taking capabilities.

You can take free form notes, you can copy fragments using the clipboard and paste to One Note, and Print to OneNote using the Print to One Note printer driver. Capture from PEP-Web is somewhat limited.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Slochower, H. (1981). Freud as Yahweh in Jung's Answer to Job. Am. Imago, 38(1):3-39.

(1981). American Imago, 38(1):3-39

Freud as Yahweh in Jung's Answer to Job

Harry Slochower


A Letter from Carl Jung

In the summer of 1979, in the course of moving my office, I came across some old correspondence in my files. To my puzzlement, I found a letter from C.G. Jung, dated October 20, 1955, which I did not recall having received. The letter was typed, was not signed nor addressed to me by name. Subsequently, Dr. Jung's son, Franz Jung, wrote me that he had proof that the letter was addressed to Dr. Hans Illing. Investigation has since established that this was indeed the case and that an article by Dr. Illing, entitled “Jung and the Jews,” containing most of the letter in translation, appeared in the Chicago Jewish Forum, Fall 1956.

Unaware at the time, that most of Jung's letter had appeared in translation, I wrote F. Jung for permission to publish the letter in American Imago. The letter contained statements which Jung had made elsewhere, such as that the Jews, like other ethnic groups, had their special characteristic psychology. But my reason for thinking that the letter should be published was that it contained two new and striking observations: One was his characterization of National Socialism; the other coupled this observation to Jung's study Answer To Job.

To my astonishment, F. Jung refused permission. I quote from his letter of August 14, 1979:

I agree it is C.G.J, speaking with all probability.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.