A Believing Humanism

A Believing Humanism

My Testament, 1902-1965

By Martin Buber; Maurice Friedman (Translator)

Humanity Books, Paperback, 9781573924733, 252pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1990


This final volume of Martin Buber's work contains a selection of his poetry and prose written between 1902 and 1964 made by Buber himself a few months before his death in 1965. As the original German title, Nachlese, implies, Buber saw these writings as the "gleanings" of a rich philosophical harvest and as a "testament" to his own beliefs.

About the Author
Martin Buber (1878 1965), is among the foremost twentieth-century philosophers of human relations and Jewish thought. He is best known for his revival of popular interest in Hasidism and his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou and I-It relationships. His work on Hasidic thought, Zionism and religious philosophy continues to influence both the academic study of Judaism and religious thinking more broadly. He also inspired the trend toward neo-Hasidism among modern Jews. His books include I and Thou, Tales of the Hasidim, On Judaism and many others.

Friedman is professor emeritus of religious studies, philosophy, and comparative literature at San Diego State University.