New Perspectives on Martin Buber

Ed. by Michael Zank

[Neue Ansichten zu Martin Buber.]

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ISBN 978-3-16-148998-3
Published in English.
Looking at Buber's work from taxonomic, aesthetic, philosophical, biblical, political, and critical perspectives, the sixteen essays of this volume seek to reinvigorate the study of Martin Buber, one of the best known Jewish thinkers and German-language authors of the 20th century.
This volume brings a range of perspectives to bear on the writings and thought of Martin Buber (1878–1965). The contributing authors include renowned Buber specialists who take a new look at Buber's legacy, as well as younger scholars who work in a variety of academic disciplines and contexts, including biblical studies, religious studies, philosophy, intellectual history, sociology, the study of education, and Jewish thought. By relating the legacy of Buber to their respective area of research, they are able to articulate what they find of enduring relevance in Buber's thought and writings. The purpose is to explore new perspectives on Buber and on themes and issues on which he had something to say that continues to engage us. The sixteen essays are grouped in six parts, roughly proceeding in the chronological order of Buber's work, reflecting shifts in his preoccupation and changes in his orientation. The larger themes also represent different approaches to, and perspectives on, Buber's writings in general, including critical retrospectives on his philosophy of dialogue, his political utopianism, and his approach to Hasidism.
Survey of contents
Martina Urban, Michael Zank, Asher D. Biemann, Zachary J. Braiterman, Jules Simon, Leora Batnitzky, Andrea Poma, Ilaria Bertone, Gesine Palmer, Yossef Schwartz, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Judith Buber Agassi, Joseph Agassi, Micha Brumlik, Steven T. Katz

Michael Zank Geboren 1958; Studium der Ev. Theologie in Göttingen, Kiel und Heidelberg sowie Judaistik in Heidelberg und Jerusalem; Doktorat in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies an der Brandeis University (Waltham/Mass.); seit 1994 Professor für Religionswissenschaft an der Boston University und Direktor des Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies.


The following reviews are known:

In: Dialogo Filosofico — 22 (2006), S. 552
In: Zeitschr.f . Neuere Theologiegesch. — 15 (2008), S. 293–294 (Thomas Meyer)
In: Journal for the Study of Religions — 7 (2008), S. 255–259 (Julia Grad)
In: Salesianum — 70 (2008), S. 165–166 (Rafael Vicent)
In: Judaica — 65 (2009), S. 87–89 (Hans Martin Dober)