2nd Edition

The Way of Man According to the Teachings of Hasidism

By Martin Buber Copyright 2002

    Martin Buber was one of the most significant religious thinkers of the twentieth century. In this short and remarkable book he presents the essential teachings of Hasidism, the mystical Jewish movement which swept through Eastern Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Told through stories of imagination and spirit, together with Buber's own unique insights, The Way of Man offers us a way of understanding ourselves and our place in a spiritual world. 'There is something', he suggests, 'that can only be found in one place. It is a great treasure, which may be called the fulfilment of existence. The place where this treasure can be found is the place on which one stands.' Challenging us to recognize our own potential and to reach our true goal, The Way of Man is a life-enhancing book.

    PREFACE -- 1 Heart-Searching -- 2 The Particular Way -- 3 Resolution -- 4 Beginning With Oneself -- 5 Not to be Preoccupied With Oneself -- 6 Here Where One Stands.


    Martin Buber (1878 - 1965) Jewish theologian and philosopher.

    'To read Martin Buber is to encounter an extraordinary soul - and to risk changing your life ... Unique, exhilarating, profound.' - David Wolpe, author of Why Be Jewish?

    'This is a delightful book. In its brief compass Martin Buber has distilled the essence of Hasidic wisdom.' - Jewish Review