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Martin Buber (1878-1965) wrote philosophical book that is part existential and part profoundly religious. Buber's book GOOD AND EVIL is not be read quickly, but his insights help readers to appreciate a "deeper meaning" of the Bible especially the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament.

Martin Buber (1878-1965) wrote philosophical book that is part existential and part profoundly religious. Buber uses such terms and wickedness and sinners as definitions. However, he never despairs that the sinners/wicked are doomed and provided antidotes to those who fall into these categories.

Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship. Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy.

Martin Buber was one of the most profound thinkers of our times. There is a sense that this is one of the most important book in my life. I have re-read it for the last 3 summers and i have found different things that i needed. Not an easy read but a one well worth the time and effort. Illuminating and insight on the subject of good and evil. A oasis in the dryness of my time. com User, September 22, 1999. I have re-read it for the last 3 summers and i have found different things that i needed i hear his subtlety in my ear even now.

2 Martin Buber, Israel and the World, Essays in a Time of Crisis (New Yorfc: Schocken Books, 1948), 'The .

2 Martin Buber, Israel and the World, Essays in a Time of Crisis (New Yorfc: Schocken Books, 1948), 'The Faith of Judaism,' p. 17. 3. Introduction. Many in our age who discover the inadequacy of the simple moral opposition between good and evil tend to reduce evil to illusion or objective error, or to absolutize it as something radical, pure, and unredeemable. As a result, most of those who think and write about this problem do so from the standpoint of a choice between that attitude which sees good and evil as part of a higher unity and that which sees them as irreconcilable opposites.

Martin Buber was one of the most significant religious thinkers of the twentieth century. In this short and remarkable book he presents the essential teachings of Hasidism, the mystical Jewish movement which swept through Eastern Europe in the eighteenth. Between Man and Man. by Martin Buber · Ronald Gregor-Smith · Maurice S. Friedman. Scholar, theologian and philosopher, Martin Buber is one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers. He believed that the deepest reality of human life lies in the relationship between one being and another

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Martin Buber was born in Vienna, the son of Solomon Buber, a scholar of Midrashic and medieval literature. Martin Buber studied at the universities of Vienna, Leipzig, Zurich, and Berlin, under Wilhelm Dilthey and Georg Simmel. As a young student, he joined the Zionist movement, advocating the renewal of Jewish culture as opposed to Theodor Herzl's political Zionism. At age 26 he became interested in Hasidic thought and translated the tales of Nahman of Bratslav. Hasidism had a profound impact on Buber's thought.

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Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בובר; German: Martin Buber; Yiddish: מארטין בובער‎; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the.

Martin Buber (Hebrew: מרטין בובר; German: Martin Buber; Yiddish: מארטין בובער‎; February 8, 1878 – June 13, 1965) was an Austrian philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and the I–It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy


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Nalmetus
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GAMER
This is the best book I have ever read. Buber does not deal much with the mythic origins of the Babylonian Chaos myths, but recent archaeology supports his ideas 110 %. (The find at the ancient royal library of Ashurbanipal of Marduk Slays the Dragon of Chaos.) Buber's assertion that what the Genesis story is about is Chaos and Order is completely supported in context by the science of Archaeology. Genesis is NOT about "sin" and disobedience.

If a correct reading of Genesis renders "salvation" unnecessary, (and in fact impossible), this could be THE most important book ever written.
Vosho
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Martin Buber (1878-1965) wrote philosophical book that is part existential and part profoundly religious. Buber's book GOOD AND EVIL is not be read quickly, but his insights help readers to appreciate a "deeper meaning" of the Bible especially the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Buber uses such terms and wickedness and sinners as definitions. However, he never despairs that the sinners/wicked are doomed and provided antidotes to those who fall into these categories.

Buber compared the vision of the Psalmists and Prophets wiyh the hypocrisy of "the holier than thou" whom Buber described as faking reality to fit their own false sense of security. Buber cited the Psalmists and Prophets who bitterly complained about false judges whose official status ignored the injustice imposed on the poor and downtrodden. Buber mentioned the Remnant who were always in the background to "keep the faith." The Psalmists/ Prophets were concerned about earthly existence and not "the hereafter." They were angry at not only the evil and corruption of wealthy, they were impatient with God with the often used expression "How long O Lord?"

As readers may imagine, Buber made use of Job's protest re the wager God made with Satan. Job's protests were easily justified. Job argued that evil men prospered while decent men suffered needlessly, and God did not care. The Psalmists/Prophets and Job dealt with men's character or lack of it as defining what good and evil were when confronted with the reality which the Psalmists/Prophets witnessed. Good and evil were defined by men's actions and responses rather than pious platitudes. True character was to be defined by these actions, and, as Buber wrote, men and women can be better than they are which is a hopeful sign.

What Buber argued was that men should be aware of their existence. People who try to be better in tune with their reason to exist while the "holier than thou" miss the mark of their existence and live a false existence-or nothingness. Men should try to find "The Way" which is a philosophical term used not in Judeo/Christian religion but also in "Eastern Religions." "The Way" presents an interesting question of why if God exists, then why does evil exist? This question has haunted religious leaders and philosophers since the origin of civilization. Yet, myths and legends have attempted to answer this question.

Buber had yet another interpretation of the Adam-and-Eve story. He did not see this story as original sin or The Fall. Buber, as some have noted, saw the Adam-Eve story as the beginning of human history whereby men and women knew right from wrong and good vs. evil. In other words, this story made men and women free agents capable moral choices. Rather viewing the story as The Fall, men and women were free agents as fully human-good or evil.

The Kain vs. Abel story is another example of good vs. evil whereby the taking of innocent life as not only wrong but a grievous "sin" almost incapable of reconciliation. Kain was exiled into a solitary world with no chance of bona fide contact with other men and women. The story is one of decisions, and Kain purposefully made an evil choice.

Martin Buber wrote a serious existential assessment of "the human condition." While the book GOOD AND EVIL is not mystical, it is a reminder of both physical reality and metaphysical concepts such as love, hate, good vs. evil, and human character as defined by one's actions rather than belief. Given the background of W.W. II, Buber could have embellished this book re evil. The book should have contained an index to assist readers to easily access biblical references. Yet, the profundity of Buber's book make it well worth reading.

James E. Egolf

May 7, 2017
Martin Buber (1878-1965) was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher and scholar of the Hasidic movement. He taught philosophy from 1938-1951 at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This book was first published in 1951; Buber wrote many other books, such as I and Thou,Two Types Of Faith,Between Man and Man, etc.

He wrote in the Foreword to this 1953 book, “The two ‘interpretations’ which are united in this volume differ from one another in method and purpose, but they supplement each other to such an extent that I have willingly accepted the suggestion to unite them here in an external way as well. Both are concerned with good and evil, but ‘Right and Wrong’ is concerned with its place in man’s observation of the human world, ‘Images’ with its place in the personal development of the individual man. The first deals with the apparent contradiction which holds sway in destiny, the second above all with the factual conflict which holds sway in the soul. Here an answer is sought to the question, ‘Why is evil so powerful?’, there to the question, ‘What is the origin of evil?’ Thus one can describe ‘Images of Good and Evil’ as an interpretation because it proceeds from several Old Israelitic and Old Persian myths. These myths… enable the modern thinker to point out what corresponds to this twofoldness in that biographical reality of present-day man which is known to us. ‘Right and Wrong’ is interpretation in another sense. Here several Psalms are examined to discover how the gradually arising and growing insight into the relation between wrongdoing and true existence is expressed in them. Taken together, these two books are to be regarded as a contribution to the foundation of an ontological ethics.”

RIGHT AND WRONG:
About Psalm 14, he comments, “There have certainly been not a few among the Jews who thought that this Psalm… gives, in its crude generalization, a picture of the historical human world and of the place which the Jewish people had and have in it, which, though unjust, nevertheless contains truth. In our time, especially, nothing is more understandable than this view, and nothing is more wrong-headed. Nowhere in the Psalms or in any place in Scripture is such a general expression as the one used here, ‘the shameless,’ intended of the heathen in distinction from the Jew. Nowhere do the words ‘the children of men’ indicate foreign nations in contrast to Israel. It is always MEN who are spoken of, simply men in the world, or men in the little land which is the home of the biblical speaker.” (Pg. 16)

He notes, “The tellers of the legends had described the translation of the living Enoch and the living Elijah to heaven as ‘a being taken,’ a being taken away to heaven by God Himself. The Psalmists transferred the description from the realm of miracle to that of personal piety and its most personal expression. In a Psalm [49] which is related our Psalm [73]…. There is nothing left here of the mythical idea of a translation. But not only that---there is nothing left of heaven either. There is nothing here about being able to go after death into heaven. And, so far as I see, there is nowhere in the ‘Old Testament’ anything about this.” (Pg. 44)

Of Psalm 1, he observes, “the Psalmist has obviously another purpose then the philosopher, who tells us that virtue is its own reward. It is true that the two sayings have something in common. But what they have in common is not the thing that matters, and if the philosopher’s saying were to be brought to the Psalmist’s notice and explained to him he would be speechless and could only shake his head. For what he really means is completely untouched by what the philosopher could say to him about the ‘self-enjoyment’ of the moral man. What he means about the life of the man of whom he speaks cannot be grasped by means of moral values; and what he means about his happiness has its home in another sphere from that of a man’s self-satisfaction. Both the conduct of the man’s life and his happiness in their nature transcend the realm of ethics as well as that of self-consciousness. Both are to be understood only from a man’s intercourse with God, which is the basic theme of the Book of Psalms.” (Pg. 54-55)

IMAGES OF GOOD AND EVIL:
After Adam and Eve are ordered out of the Garden of Eden, Buber observes, “This stern benefaction is preceded by the passing of sentence. It announces no radical alteration of that which already exists; it is only that all things are drawn into the atmosphere of oppositeness. When she gives birth, for which she was prepared at the time of her creation, woman shall suffer pains such as no other creature suffers—henceforth a price must be paid for being human; and the desire to become once more one body with the man (2:24) shall render her dependent upon him. To the man work, which was already planned for him before he was set in the garden, shall become an affliction. But the curse conceals a blessing. From the SEAT, which had been made ready for him, man is sent out upon a PATH, his own, the human path. That this is the path into the world’s history, that only through it does the world have a history---and an historical goal---must, in his own way, have been felt by the narrator.” (Pg. 79-80)

He notes, “for fear is the gateway to love. This important doctrine cannot be understood as long as good and evil are conceived, as they usually are, as two diametrically opposite forces or directions. Its meaning is not revealed to us until we recognize them as similar in nature, the evil ‘urge’ as passion, that is, the power peculiar to man, without which he can neither beget nor bring forth, but which, left to itself, remains without direction and leads astray, and the ‘good urge’ as pure direction, in other words, as an unconditional direction, that towards God. To unite the two urges implies: to equip the absolute potency of passion with the one direction that renders it capable of great love and of great service. Thus and not otherwise can man become whole.” (Pg. 97)

He states, “Evil cannot be done with the whole soul; good can only be done with the whole soul. It is done when the soul’s rapture, proceeding from its highest forces, seizes upon all the forces and plunges them into the purging and transmuting fire, as into the mightiness of decision. Evil is lack of direction and that which is done in compelling, seducing, exploiting, humiliating, torturing and destroying of what offers itself. Good is direction and what is done in it; that which is done in it is done with the whole soul, so that in fact all the vigor and passion with which evil might have been done is included in it.” (Pg. 130-131)

This book will be of great interest to those studying Buber, or contemporary theology.
Good and Evil download epub
Author: Martin Buber
ISBN: 0684717239
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction (January 1, 1950)
Pages: 143 pages