Will and Grace

Meditations on the Dialogical Philosophy of Martin Buber

  • Authors
  • Hune Margulies

Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Hune Margulies
    Pages 1-4
  3. Hune Margulies
    Pages 5-20
  4. Hune Margulies
    Pages 21-27
  5. Hune Margulies
    Pages 29-34
  6. Hune Margulies
    Pages 35-52
  7. Hune Margulies
    Pages 53-58
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    Pages 59-62
  9. Hune Margulies
    Pages 87-88
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    Pages 89-90
  11. Hune Margulies
    Pages 115-120
  12. Hune Margulies
    Pages 121-126
  13. Hune Margulies
    Pages 127-131

About this book


This book is a poetic reading of the dialogical philosophy of martin buber. my reading of martin buber takes me to this principal insight: god is not in heaven nor on earth. god is not above nor below. not within and not without. not in the soul or in the flesh. god is not an entity anywhere: god is the between of an i and a thou. these pages are not an academic study in the strict sense. my meditations in this book are not a literal description of buber’s philosophy, for buber would never have approved of taking his words in any way other than in dialogue. buber wrote in-dialogue with the reader, and i read buber in the poetic philosophy of his words. in other words: we can say that the essential thinking in martin buber’s philosophy is that the presence of god in us is always enacted as the presence of god between us. god, like love, like poetry, is a deed we do. the god-deed is actualized not in rituals or temples, but in the practices of the sacraments of the neighbor. for there is nothing we can predicate of god, but we can still meet god in the embrace of the neighbor. we meet god as we meet with one another in genuine relationship. god is not in the relationship, god is the relationship. god is no-thing, but there is nothing that isn't god in the between of an i and a thou.


Martin Buber Zen Relationships Dialogue Religion

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6351-197-1
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6351-197-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-9732
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-9740
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