The world famous philosopher of “I and Thou” writes on Hasidism, a popular Jewish mystical movement.
About the Author(s)
“Martin Buber (1878-1965) is one of the most important representatives of the human spirit. He was born in Vienna in 1878, studied philosophy and the history of art at the University of Vienna and of Berlin. In 1916 he founded Der Jude, a periodical that he edited until 1924, which became under his guidance the leading organ of the German-speaking Jewry. From 1923 to 1933, Buber taught Jewish philosophy of religion and later the history of religions at the University of Frankfurt. In 1938, Buber left Germany to make his home in Palestine, and from that year through 1951, he served as professor of social philosophy at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. In 1951, he was awarded the Goethe Prize of the University of Hamburg and in 1953 the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Professor Buber has written widely in the fields of philosophy, education, philosophy of religion, community, sociology, psychology, art, Biblical interpretation, Judaism, Hasidism, Zionism. Buber’s works best known in America include I and Thou, the classical statement of his ‘philosophy of dialogue,’ Between Man and Man, Eclipse of God, The Tales of the Hasidism and Pointing the Way.
Buber has come three times to America — once in 1951-52 at the invitation of the Jewish Theological Seminary, in 1957 to give the fourth William Alanson White Memorial Lecture at the Washington School of Psychiatry and in 1958 as a Fellow at Princeton University.” –From: The Way of Man foreword by Maurice Friedman.
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