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William Schoenl

Professor emeritus
Michigan State University

Author of THE INTELLECTUAL CRISIS IN ENGLISH CATHOLICISM (Routledge, 2017), JUNG'S EVOLVING VIEWS OF NAZI GERMANY (Chiron, 2016), three other books, and numerous articles. For many years I have also been interested in serving dire human needs overseas.

Subjects: History, Religion


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Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    History of Thought, Religion, and Culture: From 1859 to the present.
    History of the Life of C. G. Jung.
    Serving dire human needs overseas.

Personal Interests

    Reading mysteries, walking, travel, fishing.


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 Featured Title - Intellectual Crisis (RLE: C19th Religion) - 1st Edition book cover


JUNG JOURNAL: CULTURE AND PSYCHE, Vol. 10, Number 4, pp. 24-29.

Joseph Campbell's Unpublished Views of Jung

Published: Aug 11, 2017 by JUNG JOURNAL: CULTURE AND PSYCHE, Vol. 10, Number 4, pp. 24-29.
Authors: William Schoenl and Linda Schoenl
Subjects: History, Religion

Using unpublished materials containing illuminating views on Jung, myth, and religion, this article demonstrates that Campbell and Jung rejected a naturalistic standpoint that tried to explain everything in physical terms, although both men still held some naturalistic assumptions on religion.

JUNG JOURNAL: CULTURE & PSYCHE, Fall 2012, Volume 6, Number 4, pp. 98-105

An Answer to the Question: Was Jung, for a Time, a 'Nazi Sympathizer' or Not?

Published: Aug 11, 2017 by JUNG JOURNAL: CULTURE & PSYCHE, Fall 2012, Volume 6, Number 4, pp. 98-105
Authors: William Schoenl and Danielle Peck
Subjects: History

This article shows that it is untenable to hold that Jung was a 'Nazi sympathizer' after spring 1934. He went through a decisive transition from March to May 1934 in which he became warier of the Nazis. From 1934 to 1936 he became still warier of the Nazis. Thus his views of Nazi Germany evolved from 1933 to1936.



By: William Schoenl
Subjects: History, Philosophy and Religion, Religion

William Schoenl, author of The Intellectual Crisis in English Catholicism (Routledge, Reissue edition, 2017), was a 2017 recipient of the Marquis Who's Who in America Lifetime Achievement Award. 


By: William Schoenl

Routledge has published William Schoenl’s Intellectual Crisis in English Catholicism (Reissue edition, 2017).  George Orwell, in his classical essay, ‘Politics and the English Language,’ criticized the misuse of abstract words that were not tied down to objects; he observed that when certain topics were raised, the concrete melted into the abstract.  The papal encyclical Pascendi (1907) condemning ‘modernism' is an example of misuse of an abstract word.  It had fabricated ‘modernism’ in the Church: no Catholic intellectual held the system condemned as ‘modernism' in Pascendi.  Critics of Pascendi who promote ideologies, however, are also an example: ideologies abstract from and oversimplify reality.  The present book focuses on individuals and their real actions, attitudes, and behaviors.  It demonstrates major differences in temperament and view among five leading liberal Catholics in England.