Martin Buber

by Stephen M. Panko
edited by Bob E. Patterson, Dr.

Makers of the Modern Theological Mind

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Retail: $14.95
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Pub Date: September 2016
ISBN: 9781619708594
ISBN-13: 9781619708594
Item Number: 708594
Categories: Theology; Church History

Product Description

Martin Buber’s life and work is thoroughly examined in this handy and readable book. It is part of the classic Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series, recently made available again with new paperback cover designs.

“Because Martin Buber lived, there is more love in the world than there would have been without him. And for him that was the reason above all others for the gift of life.”—New York Times

The writings of the Jewish religious thinker, Martin Buber (1878–1965), have had a significant influence on a number of Christian theologians. In this overview, Stephen Panko provides a penetrating insight into the many facets of Buber and his work.

Buber’s idea of true life as relation was expressed in his famous book I and Thou, in which he asserted that we can only become a personal “I” when we treat others, nature, and God as a “Thou” rather than an impersonal “it.” Buber’s work became widely known in Christian circles and his concept of “I-Thou” relationships was adopted by Christian theologians Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Rudolf Bultmann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Friedrich Gogarten among others.

The Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series remains a must read for anyone eager to understand these theologians and their impact on today’s church.

Author Bio

Stephen M. Panko (1930–2012) served as pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was also the director of Continuing Education and associate dean of University College at Loyola University of Chicago.

Editor Bio

Dr. Bob E. Patterson is emeritus professor of religion at Baylor University.