Martin Buber: The Life of Dialogue, the first study in any language to provide a complete overview of Buber's thought, remains the definitive guide to the full range of his work and the starting point for all modern Buber scholarship. Maurice S. Friedman reveals the implications of Buber's thought for theory of knowledge, education, philosophy, myth, history and Judaic and Christian belief.
This fully revised and expanded fourth edition includes a new preface by the author, an expanded bibliography incorporating new Buber scholarship, and two new appendices in the form of essays on Buber's influence on Emmanuel Levinas and Mikhail Bakhtin.
Table of Contents
Preface Part One - Introduction Part Two - Buber's Early Thought Part Three - Dialogue Part Four - The Nature and Redemption of Evil Part Five - Between Man and Man . Social Philosophy Part Six - Between Man and God Conclusion Bibliography Index
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.
'At once the best introduction to Buber's thinking and the best survey of his philosophy available in our language.' - The Christian Century
'I only met Buber once, but I felt then that I was in the presence of greatness' - T. S. Eliot