The sacred tales and aphorisms collected here by Martin Buber have their origins in the traditional Hasidic metaphor of life as a ladder, reaching towards the divine by ascending rungs of perfection. Through Biblical riddles and interpretations, Jewish proverbs and spiritual meditations, they seek to awaken in the reader a full awareness of the urgency of the human condition, and of the great need for self-recognition and spiritual renewal.
Table of Contents
The Rung of God and Man -- The Rung of Prayer -- The Rung of Heaven And Earth -- The Rung of Service -- The Rung of The Teachings -- The Rung of The Way -- The Rung of Love -- The Rung of Good And Evil -- The Rung of Pride And Humility -- The Rung of Redemption -- Notes -- INDEX.
Martin Buber (1878-1965) has been described as the greatest religious thinker of the twentieth century, and was as influential to Christian theology as to Jewish philosophy. A prolific commentator on topics as diverse as art, sociology, education and religious philosophy, and was the author of I and Thou, The Way of Man and Good and Evil