Author(s): Martin Buber
'The publication of Martin Buber's I and Thou was a great event in the religious life of the West.' Reinhold NiebuhrMartin Buber (1897-19) was a prolific and influential teacher and writer, who taught philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1939 to 1951. Having studied philosophy and art at the universities of Vienna, Zurich and Berlin, he became an active Zionist and was closely involved in the revival of Hasidism.Recognised as a landmark of twentieth century intellectual history, I and Thou is Buber's masterpiece. In this book, his enormous learning and wisdom are distilled into a simple, but compelling vision. It proposes nothing less than a new form of the Deity for today, a new form of human being and of a good life. In so doing, it addresses all religious and social dimensions of the human personality.Translated by Ronald Gregor Smith
Martin Buber's landmark work of Jewish Theology, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series.
Mentioned in Viv Martin's article: "Buber accepts that both modes of relating are necessary. He states 'without It a man cannot live. But he who lives with It alone is not a man'" Journal of Medical Ethics "A revelation... It is a book to be read through and pondered, and then read again." - The Times Literary Supplement Times Literary Supplement
Martin Buber was born in Vienna in 1879. He studied philosophy and art at the universities in Vienna, Zurich and Berlin. In this twenties he was an active Zionist and worked closely with Theodor Herzl and Chaim Weizmann. Martin Buber is also well known for his revival of Hasidism, a mystical movement that swept East European Jewry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A prolific and influential teacher and writer, he taught philosophy from 1939 to 1951 at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Translator's Preface / Part I / Part II / Part III / Postscript / Notes.