Martin Buber on Myth  RLE Myth  Book

Martin Buber on Myth RLE Myth

  • Author : S. Daniel Breslauer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317555988

Martin Buber on Myth RLE Myth Excerpt :

This book, first published in 1990, summarizes and evaluates the contribution of Martin Buber as a theorist of myth. Buber provides explicit guidelines for understanding and evaluating myths. He describes reality as twofold: people live either in a world of things, to which they relate as a subject controlling its objects, or in a world of self-conscious others, with whom one relates as fellow subjects. Human beings require both types of reality, but also a means of moving from one to the other. Buber understands myths as one such means by which people pass from I-It reality to I-You meeting. In studying myths, he focuses on the myths in the traditions he knows best, but offers his advice and interpretation of mythology and scholarship about mythology generally.

Martin Buber   s Myth of Zion Book

Martin Buber s Myth of Zion

  • Author : S. Daniel Breslauer
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527531376

Martin Buber s Myth of Zion Excerpt :

The book provides an insightful study of the Jewish theologian Martin Buber, and combines a review of the unconventional Zionism he proposed with a sensitivity to myth as the basis of an inclusive civil religion. The multifaceted nature of this work examines Buber’s embrace of myth, and his application of myth to both biblical studies and political theory. It pays special attention to the way Buber’s thinking about Zion applied to religious ethical issues such as ecology, education, ritual, and, as a continuing theme throughout the book, to the conflict between those Buber called Jews and Arabs in the land of Palestine.

Seductiveness of Jewish Myth  The Book

Seductiveness of Jewish Myth The

  • Author : S. Daniel Breslauer
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780791497449

Seductiveness of Jewish Myth The Excerpt :

A collection of essays focusing on myth in Judaism from biblical to modern times, this book offers a sense of the great diversity of the Jewish religion.

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology Book

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology

  • Author : David Ohana
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429781612

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology Excerpt :

Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology is the first book to explore the impact of Friedrich Nietzsche’s work on the formation of Jewish political theology during the first half of the twentieth century. It maps the many ways in which early Jewish thinkers grappled with Nietzsche’s powerful ideas about politics, morality, and religion in the process of forging a new and modern Jewish culture. The book explores the stories of some of the most important Jewish thinkers who utilized Nietzsche’s writings in crafting the intellectual foundations of Jewish modern political theology. These figures’ political convictions ranged from orthodox conservatism to pacifist anarchism, and their attitude towards Nietzsche’s ideas varied from enthusiastic embrace to ambivalence and outright rejection. By bringing these diverse figures together, the book makes a convincing argument about Nietzsche’s importance for key figures of early Zionism and modern Jewish political thought. The present study offers a new interpretation of a particular theological position which is called "heretical religiosity." Only with modernity and, paradoxically, with rapid secularization, did one find "heretical religiosity" at full strength. Nietzsche enabled intellectual Jews to transform the foundation of their political existence. It provides a new perspective on the adaptation of Nietzsche’s philosophy in the age of Jewish national politics, and at the same time is a case study in the intellectual history of the modern Jewry. This new reading on Nietzsche’s work is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in philosophy, Jewish history and political theology.

New Perspectives on Martin Buber Book

New Perspectives on Martin Buber

  • Author : Michael Zank
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 3161489985

New Perspectives on Martin Buber Excerpt :

This volume brings a range of perspectives to bear on the writings and thought of Martin Buber (1878-1965). The contributing authors include renowned Buber specialists who take a new look at Buber's legacy, as well as younger scholars who work in a variety of academic disciplines and contexts, including biblical studies, religious studies, philosophy, intellectual history, sociology, the study of education, and Jewish thought. By relating the legacy of Buber to their respective area of research, they are able to articulate what they find of enduring relevance in Buber's thought and writings. The purpose is to explore new perspectives on Buber and on themes and issues on which he had something to say that continues to engage us. The sixteen essays are grouped in six parts, roughly proceeding in the chronological order of Buber's work, reflecting shifts in his preoccupation and changes in his orientation. The larger themes also represent different approaches to, and perspectives on, Buber's writings in general, including critical retrospectives on his philosophy of dialogue, his political utopianism, and his approach to Hasidism.

Companion to Literary Myths  Heroes and Archetypes Book

Companion to Literary Myths Heroes and Archetypes

  • Author : Pierre Brunel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-07-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 1224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317387145

Companion to Literary Myths Heroes and Archetypes Excerpt :

First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. This book will be indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology. A detailed bibliography and index are included. ‘The Companion provides a fine interpretive road map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review ‘It certainly is a comprehensive volume... extremely useful.’ Times Higher Education Supplement

Routledge Library Editions  Myth Book

Routledge Library Editions Myth

  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 1142
  • ISBN 10 : 1138825255

Routledge Library Editions Myth Excerpt :

Routledge Library Editions: Myth reissues four out-of-print classics that touch on various aspects of mythology. One book looks at the work of Martin Buber on myth, and another on the school of Gernet classicists. Another book studies comparative mythology and the work of Joseph Campbell, and the last book in the set looks at the role of the gods and their stories in Indo-European mythology. 1. Martin Buber on Myth S. Daniel Breslauer (1990) 2. The Methods of the Gernet Classicists: The Structuralists on Myth Roland A. Champagne (1992) 3. The Uses of Comparative Mythology Kenneth L. Golden (1992) 4. The War of the Gods Jarich G. Oosten (1985)

The Origins of Israeli Mythology Book

The Origins of Israeli Mythology

  • Author : David Ohana
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139505208

The Origins of Israeli Mythology Excerpt :

It is claimed that Zionism as a meta-narrative has been formed through contradiction to two alternative models, the Canaanite and crusader narratives. These narratives are the most daring and heretical assaults on Israeli-Jewish identity. The Israelis, according to the Canaanite narrative, are from this place and belong only here; according to the crusader narrative, they are from another place and belong there. The mythological construction of Zionism as a modern crusade describes Israel as a Western colonial enterprise planted in the heart of the East and alien to the area, its logic and its peoples. The nativist construction of Israel as neo-Canaanism demands breaking away from the chain of historical continuity. These are the greatest anxieties that Zionism and Israel needed to encounter and answer forcefully. The Origins of Israeli Mythology seeks to examine the intellectual archaeology of Israeli mythology, as it reveals itself through the Canaanite and crusader narratives.

Political Theologies in the Holy Land Book

Political Theologies in the Holy Land

  • Author : David Ohana
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-10-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135211356

Political Theologies in the Holy Land Excerpt :

This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author explores key issues such as: the current presence of messianism in the Israeli public sphere and the debates with jewish settlers in the occupied territories after the 1967 war the difference between transcendental messianism and promethean messianism the disparity between the political ideology and political practice in the history of Israel the evolution of the messianic idea in the actions of David Ben-Gurion the debate between Martin Buber, Gershom Scholem, Isaiah Leibowitz, J. L. Talmon and other intellectual figures with Ben-Gurion the implications of political theology and the presence of messianic ideas in Israeli politics As the first book to examine the messianism in Israeli debate since the creation of the Israeli state, it will be particularly relevant for students and scholars of Political Science, modern intellectual history, Israel studies, Judaism and messianism.

Critics Not Caretakers Book

Critics Not Caretakers

  • Author : Russell T. McCutcheon
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2001-03-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0791449432

Critics Not Caretakers Excerpt :

A lively critique of the study of religion in the modern academy, one that makes the scholar of religion a cultural critic rather than a caretaker of a religious tradition or a guru dispensing timeless wisdom.

Martin Buber s Social and Religious Thought Book

Martin Buber s Social and Religious Thought

  • Author : Laurence J. Silberstein
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1990-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814739686

Martin Buber s Social and Religious Thought Excerpt :

“Moore focuses on Buber’s central message about what it means to be a human being, a person of faith, and what mankind can do to overcome the eclipse of God.” —Shofar “Solid, well researched, and sympathetic.... might well spur a person to go back and read Buber.” —Commonwealth

The Shaping of Israeli Identity Book

The Shaping of Israeli Identity

  • Author : Robert Wistrich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135206017

The Shaping of Israeli Identity Excerpt :

A dozen essays document the evolution of national myths in Israel as the heroic figures and events of independence and survival transmute into blind fanaticism, great-power manipulation, and traditional colonialism and genocide. Without passing any judgement on the changes, they delve into the meani

Preludes Book


  • Author : Christine Downing
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2005-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595354313

Preludes Excerpt :

These essays are clearly not about play as unseriousness, not about fun and games, a point that should be abundantly demonstrated by the reference to the death camps of the Holocaust. They are about the space, the Spielraum, necessary for the wheel of life to turn soulfully. Christine Downing's essays may be felt to function as a possible prelude to the play of a truly ludic imagination, which, like Buber's "slow medicine," quietly enters the soul, working into the heart, awakening a secret melody to be noticed only later. Preludes, indeed! David L. Miller Author of Three Faces of God and Hells and Holy Ghosts

The Poetics of Myth Book
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The Poetics of Myth

  • Author : Eleazar M. Meletinsky
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135599133

The Poetics of Myth Excerpt :

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Frankenstein Book


  • Author : Mary Shelley
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681491943

Frankenstein Excerpt :

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most influential and controversial novels of the nineteenth century; it is also one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted. It has been vivisected critically by latter-day Victor Frankensteins who have transformed the meanings emergent from the novel into monsters of post-modern misconception. Meanwhile Franken-feminists have turned the novel into a monster of misanthropy. Seldom has a work of fiction suffered so scandalously from the slings and arrows of outrageous criticism. This critical edition, containing tradition-oriented essays by literary scholars, refutes the errors and serves as an antidote to the poison that has contaminated the critical understanding of this classic gothic novel. The Ignatius Critical Editions represent a tradition-oriented alternative to popular textbook series such as the Norton Critical Editions orOxford World Classics, and are designed to concentrate on traditional readings of the Classics of world literature. While many modern critical editions have succumbed to the fads of modernism and post-modernism, this series will concentrate on tradition-oriented criticism of these great works. Edited by acclaimed literary biographer, Joseph Pearce, the Ignatius Critical Editions will ensure that traditional moral readings of the works are given prominence, instead of the feminist, or deconstructionist readings that often proliferate in other series of 'critical editions'. As such, they represent a genuine extension of consumer-choice, enabling educators, students and lovers of good literature to buy editions of classic literary works without having to 'buy into' the ideologies of secular fundamentalism. The series is ideal for anyone wishing to understand great works of western civilization, enabling the modern reader to enjoy these classics in the company of some of the finest literature professors alive today. Edited by Joseph Pearce Contributors to this volume: Jo Bath Philip Nielsen Joseph