Who is Martin Buber?

  • (noun): Israeli religious philosopher (born in Austria); as a Zionist he promoted understanding between jews and Arabs; his writings affected Christian thinkers as well as Jews (1878-1965).
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Martin Buber

Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בובר‎; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organizational work in Zionism. In 1923, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated into English as I and Thou), and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the German language.

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Paul R. Mendes-Flohr - Selected Works
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... Schilpp Maurice Friedman The philosophy of Martin Buber (1967) Rivka Horwitz Buber's way to "I and thou" – an historical analysis and the first publication of Martin Buber's lectures "Religion als ...
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... Atran Center for Jewish Culture (1955) The Writings Of Martin Buber New York, Meridian Books (1956) editor Four Existentialist Theologians, a Reader from the Works of Jacques ... American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI special analysis #17) (1971) Martin Buber personalist philosopher in an age of depersonalization West Hartford, Conn ... Wiener Pub (1989) edited by David Dalin Jewish perspectives on Christianity Leo Baeck, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Will Herberg, and Abraham J ...

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