- Series: Martin Buber
- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 4 edition (December 6, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415284740
- ISBN-13: 978-0415284745
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,199,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Martin Buber: The Life of Dialogue 4th Edition
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'At once the best introduction to Buber's thinking and the best survey of his philosophy available in our language.' - The Christian Century
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About the Author
Maurice S. Friedman, a close associate of Buber and the world's foremost authority on his work, has written three critical studies of Buber's thought and introduced and translated many more of his works. He is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, and is co-director of the Institute for Dialogic Therapy. He is also author of Martin Buber's Life and Work (three volumes) and Encounter on the Narrow Ridge: A Life of Martin Buber.
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There is no superior biography of Buber to Maurice Friedman's. I had the first edition and have been reading it since its first printing. Friedman and Buber were close associates and Friedman devoted a good deal of his professional life to Buber's works. He has the inside track. I have several other Buber books which I have lost and replaced over fifty years but always I greet this biobraphy as an old friend.
In this volume Friedman sets the scene with a discussion of "the narrow ridge," Buber's ultimate position and goes right to The Problme of Evil in Chapter 2, followed by a clear and thorough discussion of Hasidism, the spiritual foundation for his continuing work. The preface to the Fourth Edition offers some new insights, particularly into translation.
If I could only have one book on Buber, I would choose this book, and yet it alwways draws me to investigate the finer points of Buber's thought by acquiring more books. Dortje