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Buber versus Scholem and the Figure of the Hasidic Jew: A Literary Debate between Two Political Theologies

Hannan Hever

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at one of the most famous and significant debates in Jewish studies: between Gershom Scholem and Martin Buber over the character of Hasidism. On the face of it, the debate was a ... More


 Affirming the Other's Theology: How Far Can Jews and Christians Go?

Michael S. Kogan

in Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195112597
eISBN:
9780199872275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112597.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the question: how far can Jews and Christians go in affirming the faith of the other? It presents a reassessment of Christianity by modern Jewish theologians: Franz Rosenzweig, ... More


  Therapy: No Creature Stands Alone before God

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 presents a reading of David Lodge's novel Therapy (1995) in light of Balthasar's Theo‐logic. Lodge does well to illustrate that the erasure of God that preoccupies postmodern consciousness ... More


Martin Buber's Anthropology

Molly C. Haslam

in A Constructive Theology of Intellectual Disability: Human Being as Mutuality and Response

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823239405
eISBN:
9780823239443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239405.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the dialogical philosophy of Martin Buber and its relevance for efforts to think of human being in terms mindful of the full humanity of individuals with profound intellectual ... More


Martin Buber

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the qualitative dimension of public speech as a distinctive form of dialogue that can create oppositional, subaltern spheres of influence within the dominant sphere of public ... More


The Quest for the Jewish Jesus

David Novak

in Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072730
eISBN:
9780199853410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072730.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter mainly discusses that the primacy of the Law in the Jewish relationship with God was unavoidably contrasted with the primacy of Christ in the Christian relationship with God. Christians ... More


Jewish Theology in Postwar America

Michael L. Morgan

in Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148626
eISBN:
9780199870011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148622.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers the writings and interchanges of various Jewish theologians who wrote in America in the late 1940s, the 1950s, and the 1960s, who included existentialists, and Reform Jewish ... More


Responsibility: The Shorter Fiction, 1914–1917

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

World War I broke out when Austria declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Two days earlier, Kafka returned to Prague. Kafka's fantasy of joining the army draws attention to his fascination with ... More


Martin Buber's Journey to Presence

Phil Huston

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227396
eISBN:
9780823235438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227396.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What does Martin Buber mean, in I and Thou, by the claim that the one thing that matters is full acceptance of presence? In a journey of exploration through Buber's early writings, ... More


The Fourth Wave: Reimagining the German Jewish Bible

Abigail Gillman

in A History of German Jewish Bible Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226477695
eISBN:
9780226477862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477862.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The three translators of the fourth wave believed that modern people’s relationship to the Bible, and to religion, had become reified, and that translation, undertaken in a modernist vein, could ... More


A Phenomenology of Hasidic Mysticism

in Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Buber regards hitlahavut as “the primal principle [Urprinzip] of Hasidic life.” Ekstase, Wonne (“bliss”), and Inbrunst (“fervor,” “ardor”) are synonyms employed to translate the term hitlahavut. ... More


Introduction

in Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Any new treatment of the work of Martin Buber (1878–1965) on Hasidism has to take into consideration the debate that arose in the wake of Gershom Scholem's critical reexamination of the premises ... More


Jewish Culture Between Mystical Aesthetics and Lebensphilosophie

in Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter attempts to elucidate the fabric of the early Buber's concept of culture. While Buber is usually associated with the school of cultural or spiritual Zionists, his conception of Jewish ... More


Concepts of Scripture in Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig

Jonathan Cohen

in Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740620
eISBN:
9780814724798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740620.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores how Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig bring God back into the picture and thus, represent a gesture of return to older modes of biblical interpretation. Their approach does not ... More


The Lifework Of Martin Buber

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the lifework of Martin Buber, editor of Theodor Herzl's Zionist organ Die Welt and a Zionist who has rededicated himself to Judaism. Buber fought Herzl's claim against cultural ... More


Jewish Co-Existentialism: Being with the Other

Paul Mendes-Flohr

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the work of the most important Jewish intellectuals of the twentieth century—including Franz Kafka, Chaim Soloveitchik, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Hans Jonas, and Emmanuel ... More


Dialectical Development or Partial Construction?:: Martin Buber and Franz Kafka

Jeffrey S. Librett

in Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In this chapter and the next, the book examines several twentieth century modernist responses to nineteenth century historicist Orientalism. This chapter analyzes Martin Buber’s “The Spirit of the ... More


Buber's Hermeneutic Horizon

in Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Buber's approach to Verstehen, “understanding,” is manifestly inspired by Dilthey's hermeneutic theory. On the basis of his mentor's doctrine of psychological understanding of the lived experience ... More


Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Martina Urban

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Martin Buber's embrace of Hasidism at the start of the twentieth century was instrumental to the revival of this popular form of Jewish mysticism. Hoping to instigate a Jewish cultural and spiritual ... More


Sprachkritik: The Crisis of Perception

in Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Buber considered the experience of the unity of being to be ineffable. Yet he also appropriated the teachings of the Hasidic masters to address not only central problems attendant to the ... More


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