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The Martin Buber Reader

Essential Writings

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (33 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. Biblical Leadership (1933)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 33-42
    3. Biblical Humanism (1933)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 46-50
    4. The Man of Today and the Jewish Bible (1936)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 51-59
  4. Hasidism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. Spirit and Body of the Hasidic Movement (1935)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 63-71
    3. The Life of the Hasidim (1908)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 72-84
    4. Hasidism and Modern Man (1956)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 85-94
  5. Judaism and Jewish Religiosity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. The Faith of Judaism (1929)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 97-106
    3. Two Foci of the Jewish Soul (1932)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 107-114
    4. Jewish Religiosity (1923)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 115-124
    5. Heruth: On Youth and Religion (1919)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 125-138
    6. On the [Jewish] Renaissance (1903)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 139-144
    7. The Renewal of Judaism (1911)

      • Asher D. Biemann
      Pages 145-157
    8. Hebrew Humanism (1941)

      • 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.

Keywords

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

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'...[offers] the general reader a refreshing broad perspective on a powerful thinker...' - Booklist

About the authors

ASHER BIEMANN teaches modern Jewish thought and intellectual history at Harvard University. He is the author of a study on Martin Buber's philosophy and is co-editor of the first critical edition of Martin Buber's collected works in German.

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