Hope for Our Time: Key Trends in the Thought of Martin Buber

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 263 pages
Martin Buber's work ranged across disciplines and modes of expression to include philosophy, religion, social studies, and literature. Buber never presented a comprehensive statement of his worldview in any of his central works and repeated time and again that he had no "doctrine." In this book, Avraham Shapira traces the history of Buber's ideas and locates underlying structures which unite Buber's thought. Ultimately, Hope for Our Time shows the connection between Buber's philosophy and his spiritual biography.
 

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Contents

Polar Duality
17
The Cause and the Persons Destiny and Vocation
41
A Divided Heart and Mans Double
51
Existential Tensions and Early Struggles
73
A Conversion
79
Duality and Its Structures
101
Distance Relation
131
Vortex Direction
161
Moment Eternity
179
Concluding Remarks
193
Notes
199
Bibliography
235
Index
251
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Avraham Shapira is Professor, Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University. He is the author of The Kabbalistic and Hasidic Sources of A.D. Gordon's Thought.

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