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The Martin Buber Reader : Essential Writings - Asher Biemann

The Martin Buber Reader

Essential Writings

By: Asher Biemann (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd November 2002
ISBN: 9780312240516
Number Of Pages: 303

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There is no adequate understanding of contemporary Jewish and Christian theology without reference to Martin Buber. Buber wrote numerous books during his lifetime (1878-1965) and is best known for "I and Thou" and "Good and Evil." Buber has influenced important Protestant theologians like Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Paul Tillich, and Reinhold Niebuhr. His appeal is vast--not only is he renowned for his translations of the Hebrew Bible but also for his interpretation of Hasidism, his role in Zionism, and his writings in psychotherapy and political philosophy.In addition to a general introduction, each chapter is individually introduced, illuminating the historical and philosophical context of the readings. Footnotes explain difficult concepts, providing the reader with necessary references, plus a selective bibliography and subject index.

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

Introductionp. 1
The Election of Israel: A Biblical Inquiry (1938)p. 23
Biblical Leadership (1933)p. 33
What are we to do about the Ten Commandments? Reply to an Inquiry (1929)p. 43
Biblical Humanism (1933)p. 46
The Man of Today and the Jewish Bible (1936)p. 51
Spirit and Body of the Hasidic Movement (1935)p. 63
The Life of the Hasidim (1908)p. 72
Hasidism and Modern Man (1956)p. 85
The Faith of Judaism (1929)p. 97
Two Foci of the Jewish Soul (1932)p. 107
Jewish Religiosity (1923)p. 115
Heruth: On Youth and Religion (1919)p. 125
On the [Jewish] Renaissance (1903)p. 139
The Renewal of Judaism (1911)p. 145
Hebrew Humanism (1941)p. 158
From Religion as Presence (1922)p. 169
From I and Thoup. 181
From Dialogue (1932)p. 189
Distance and Relation (1950)p. 206
Genuine Dialogue (1954)p. 214
Philosophical and Religious World View (1928)p. 219
Religion and Philosophy (1951)p. 223
Teaching and Deed (1934)p. 234
Comments on the Idea of Community (1931)p. 243
Community (1919)p. 247
How Can Community Happen? (1930)p. 252
Three Theses of a Religious Socialism (1928)p. 258
Concepts and Reality (1916)p. 263
Nationalism (1921)p. 268
Zionism and Nationalism (1929)p. 277
The National Home and National Policy in Palestine (1929)p. 281
Zionism and "Zionism" (1948)p. 289
Bibliographical Guidep. 293
Indexp. 295
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ISBN: 9780312240516
ISBN-10: 0312240511
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 22nd November 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1