Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent (Jewish Lives) by Paul Mendes-Flohr
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.
Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent (Jewish Lives ) [eBook] Biography
Buyers will receive links to download their Digital products instantly in the Thank You page of the checkout and in a follow-up invoice email. Media can be stored and accessed for personal use on multiple devices without viewing restrictions. Click the button "Learn about Digital Formats" below to discover the best way to read this digital book on your preferred device.