Dialogue
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The use of the term “dialogue” to refer to authentic, that is, non-instrumental relationships between individuals or between man and God is inextricably linked with the thought of Martin Buber (1878–1965). Buber transferred the term, which he introduced in Ich und Du (“I and Thou,” 1956) in 1923, from philosophy and theology into the realms of hermeneutics (especially the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible and J…

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Mendes-Flohr, Paul, “Dialogue”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 18 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0178>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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