Martin Buber's I and Thou: Practicing Living Dialogue / Edition 1

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Martin Buber's classic philosophy of dialogue, I and Thou, is at the core of Kenneth Paul Kramer's scholarly and impressive guide. The three main parts of Kramer's work parallel the three key sections of I and Thou while focusing on Buber's concepts of nature, turning, spirit-becoming-forms, true community, the real I, and the eternal Thou. Kramer also illuminates Buber's two fundamental dialogues: the I-Thou and the I-It. Kramer clarifies, puts into practice, and vigorously affirms the moral validity of Buber's philosophy -- with its extension to love, marriage, the family, the community, and God -- in the conviction that "genuine dialogue" will produce better relations with one another, the world, and God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809141586
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 838,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Martin Buber: Chronology
Introduction: Genuine Dialogue 1
Pt. I The Generating Grid
1 The Twofold World 15
2 Three Relational Realms 42
Pt. II Genuine Relationships
3 What Is "Genuine Community"? 73
4 Who Is the "Real I"? 96
Pt. III Hallowing the Everyday
5 Glimpsing the "Eternal Thou" 127
6 The Way of "Turning" 156
Postscript: Frequently Asked Questions
7 The Way of "Inclusion" 181
Glossary of Buber's Key Terms 202
Bibliography of Cited Works 206
Index 213
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