Buber and His Jewish Critics

By Eugene B. Borowitz

Eugene Borowitz, April 14, 1978

On the centennial of Martin Buber's birth, the author discusses ways in which Buber challenged both Orthodox and liberal modern Jews, insisting (against Orthodoxy) that genuine personhood means autonomy fulfilled in inter-personal dialogue, and (against humanists and liberal religionists) that human dignity does not derive from ourselves alone but from our personal relationship with God.

Topic: Literature, Theology, Faith, Religious Observance, Religious Denominations, Values, Philosophy, Tradition, Spirituality, Belief, Covenant, Meaning, Modernity, Identity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.8/no.152

Page Number(s): 101-103

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Borowitz, Eugene B. Buber and His Jewish Critics. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 14 April 1978: 101-103. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8917


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