The Martin Buber Reader

Essential Writings

  • Editors
  • Asher¬†D.¬†Biemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 1-19
  3. Bible

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 33-42
    3. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 46-50
    4. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 51-59
  4. Hasidism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 63-71
    3. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 72-84
    4. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 85-94
  5. Judaism and Jewish Religiosity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 97-106
    3. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 107-114
    4. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 115-124
    5. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 125-138
    6. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 139-144
    7. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 145-157
    8. Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 158-165

About this book


Martin Buber was professor of the history of religions and Jewish religion & ethics from 1923 to 1933 at the University of Frankfurt. He resigned in 1933, after Hitler came to power, and immigrated to Israel where he taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Buber wrote numerous books during his lifetime (1878-1965) and is best known for I and Thou and Good and Evil. His philosophy of dialogue-that is, the 'I-Thou' relationship which affirms each individual as being of unique value-is extremely well-known and has influenced important Protestant theologians like Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Paul Tillich, and Reinhold Niebuhr. There is truly no genuine understanding of contemporary Jewish and Christian theology without reference to Martin Buber. His appeal is vast - not only is he renowned for his translations of the Old Testament but also for his interpretation of Hasidism, his role in Zionism, and his writings in both psychotherapy and political philosophy.


Christian theology history of religion Israel Judaism philosophy political philosophy religion religiosity theology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-312-29290-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-07671-7
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