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Buber, Martin
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(Feb 8, 1878, Vienna – Jun 13, 1965, Jerusalem) was one of the most important philosophers and theologians of the 20th century. He was a theoretician of Zionism, a biblical scholar, and a pioneer of research into Hasidism, and indeed into religion as a whole.

In the field of Jewish studies, Buber was the first “western Jew” to discover the inherent strength and vitality of Hasidism, which he regarded as a great example of the power of religion to renew life. He published several books on Hasidism: theoretical works, collections of Hasidic narratives, and the novel Gog and Ma…

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Amir, Yehoyada, “Buber, Martin”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02460>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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