Martin Buber's Journey to Presence - Abrahamic Dialogues (Hardback)Phil Huston (author)
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What does Martin Buber mean, in I and Thou, by the claim that the one thing that matters is full acceptance of presence? An attempt to answer this question led the author on a journey of exploration through Buber's early writings, to reach a clarification of Buber's predialogical concept of God. She examines Buber's first major philosophical work: Daniel: Dialogues in Realization, drawing attention to inaccuracies in the available English translation. Buber's desire for presence, she finds, began with an overwhelming experience of absence. His search is for a presence that will not let him down, that will not be a "mis-encounter"--that is, for a presence that will ensure that there is meaning.
This book will be an invaluable text for the student looking for a readable guide to Buber's early writings. It will help readers to understand the rich depth and many layers of thought in Buber's masterpiece, I and Thou, and to appreciate the radical change that took place in Buber's concept of God prior to its publication in 1923.
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
Focuses on Buber's 1913 work Daniel: Dialogues in Realization in a study of the philosopher and theologian's idea of presence. * -The Chronicle of Higher Education *
An excellent key to unlocking all of Martin Buber's later work. -- -Brendan Purcell * University College Dublin *
This is a thoughtful study of Martin Buber's early philosophical work. * -Choice *
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