Martin Buber's Journey to Presence, Hardback Book

Martin Buber's Journey to Presence Hardback

Part of the Abrahamic Dialogues series


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
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  • Category: Nature & existence of God
  • ISBN: 9780823227396



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