To Father Victor White
My dear Victor, 25 March 1960
Since you are very much in the situation of the suffering Job.
I shall not play the role of his friends, not even that of the wise Elihu.
I humbly submit the suggestion that you might apply your Personalistic point of view to your own person and to your own case instead of to the unknown person of the individual Job.
You can see then what it does to yourself as well as to myself-if I may introduce myself as an individual.
Job is very much the respectable Hebrew of his time.
He observes the law and-by force of the covenant-his God ought to do the same.
Now let us assume that Job is neurotic, as one can easily Make out from the textual allusions: he suffers from a regrettable lack of insight into his own dissociation.
He undergoes an…
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