Martin Buber: a life of faith and dissent

The first major biography in English in over thirty years of the seminal modern Jewish thinker Martin Buber An authority on the twentieth†‘century philosopher Martin Buber (1878–1965), Paul Mendes-Flohr offers the first major biography in English in thirty years of this seminal modern Jewish thinker...

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Main Author: Mendes Flor, Paul 1941-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New Haven London Yale University Press [2019]
Reviews:[Rezension von: Mendes Flor, Paul, 1941-, Martin Buber] (2021) (Kavka, Martin)
Series/Journal:Jewish lives
Further subjects:B Philosophers / BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Summary:The first major biography in English in over thirty years of the seminal modern Jewish thinker Martin Buber An authority on the twentieth†‘century philosopher Martin Buber (1878–1965), Paul Mendes-Flohr offers the first major biography in English in thirty years of this seminal modern Jewish thinker. The book is organized around several key moments, such as his sudden abandonment by his mother when he was a child of three, a foundational trauma that, Mendes-Flohr shows, left an enduring mark on Buber’s inner life, attuning him to the fragility of human relations and the need to nurture them with what he would call a “dialogical attentiveness.” Buber’s philosophical and theological writings, most famously I and Thou, made significant contributions to religious and Jewish thought, philosophical anthropology, biblical studies, political theory, and Zionism. In this accessible new biography, Mendes-Flohr situates Buber’s life and legacy in the intellectual and cultural life of German Jewry as well as in the broader European intellectual life of the first half of the twentieth century
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1. A Motherless Child -- 2. Herald of a Jewish Renaissance -- 3. On the Open Seas -- 4. From Publicist to Author -- 5. Prague: Mystical Religiosity and Beyond -- 6. Heir to Landauer’s Legacy -- 7. A Reverential Apikoros: Friendship with Rosenzweig -- 8. The Tragic Grace of Everyday Reality -- 9. Professor and Political Activist -- 10. Despite Everything -- 11. Not to Belong -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
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Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:0300245238
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.12987/9780300245233