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A BELIEVING HUMANISM: My Testament, 1902-1965 by Martin Buber

A BELIEVING HUMANISM: My Testament, 1902-1965


Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1967
ISBN: 1573924733
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

In the Credo series planned and edited by Ruth Nanda Anshen, this particular volume edited by Buber scholar-translator Maurice Friedman, the philosopher's last book. He calls it Nachlese or gleanings, his principle of selection ""that and only that...which appears to me today as a valid expression, worthy of surviving, of an experience, a feeling, a decision, yes, even of a dream."" To pursue the simile, gleanings ore what has not yet been harvested. A few of these pieces have appeared before, most have not; they provide the general reader a unique vista into the mind and heart of the great Jewish philosopher through presenting the spectrum of his concerns from philosophy and religion to psychology and politics. Many are in the form of testimonials to men of distinction--Schweitzer. Hammarskjold, Hesse. Not a systemic presentation, nor to be approached as such...but valuable left-overs.