C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 1: 1906-1950

To Pastor Walther Uhsadel

Dear Pastor Uhsadel,

Best thanks for kindly sending the writings you promised me.

I read them at once with the greatest interest and particularly enjoyed your attitude to the question of psychotherapy and its relation to the cure of souls.

Your reaction is exactly what I would have wished a theological reaction to be.

I am not surprised that you are accused of “catholicizing tendencies,” but what does surprise me is that these people have the unity of the Church so little at heart.

I simply cannot conceive that there is anything Christian about churches whose main motive is division.

On the contrary, I find the catholicizing tendencies are actually a compliment, as they point to an endeavour to establish spiritual unity where human bickering creates disunity.

Merely to read the order of the liturgy has something very satisfying about it, since it aptly contrasts the impersonal institution of the Church and its actions with the purely personal aspect of Protestantism
and its habitual dissension.

I am taking the liberty of sending you, by the same post, some offprints of a later series of Eranos 1ectures.

There are things in them that might interest you from the theological point of view.

I shall always be a grateful recipient of whatever new things you care to send me.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

C.G. Jung ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 245-246.