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Author Koren, Israel.

Title The mystery of the earth : mysticism and Hasidism in the thought of Martin Buber / by Israel Koren
Edition First edition
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 396 pages)
Series Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; v. 10
Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; v. 10
Contents Cover13; -- Contents13; -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Buber's Thought as a Neo-Hasidic Ouevre -- 2. Buber's Thought as a Mystical Oeuvre -- 3. On the Problem of Defining the Mystical Phenomenon -- Part I Studies in Mystical Elements of Buber's Thought -- Chapter One Buber's Early Mysticism 18998211;1909: Under the Sign of Ecstasy -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Unifying Element in Buber's Work; the Movement from Vortex to Direction -- 3. Definition of the Mystical Phenomenon as a Basis for Characterizing Buber's Mysticism -- 4. Buber's Early Mysticism -- Chapter Two Buber's Second Mystical Period, 19098211;1914: Under the Sign of Unity -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Concreteness of Duality and the Encounter with the Abyss in Daniel -- 3. The Paradigm of Unity in Daniel -- 4. Mysticism and Ethics in Buber and in Stace -- Chapter Three The Third Mystical Period: "quot;The Conversion"quot;8212;The Decision on Behalf of the World -- 1. Introduction -- 2. "quot;The Conversion"quot; (1914) -- 3. Buber's Essays "quot;The Altar"quot; and "quot;Myth in Judaism"quot; (1914) -- 4. The Dual Face of Inner Experience -- Chapter Four Between Daniel and I and Thou: A Phenomenological Comparison between Descriptions of Unity -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Daniel8212;The Neglected Book -- 3. Images of Duality and Unity in Daniel and Their Development in I and Thou -- 4. Between Daniel and I and Thou -- Chapter Five Buber's Mysticism during the Dialogical Period: Unity, Ecstasy and Inclusiveness -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Moderate Unification in the Dialogical Situation -- 3. Dialogical Relationship as a Transformative Process of Moderate Ecstasy -- 4. Mysticism and Dialogue in the Essay "quot;God and the Soul"quot; -- 5. The Inclusion of Reality in the Eternal Thou -- 6. The Language of Paradox in Buber -- 7. Sensory Reality as an Illuminated Vision -- Part II The Internalization of Hasidic Principles in Buber's Thought -- Chapter Six Hasidism In Buber's Thought: Introduction -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Place of Hasidism in Buber's Worldview -- 3. The Relationship among the Cosmic Worlds in Buber's Interpretation of Hasidism -- Chapter Seven Realistic and Activistic Mysticism and the Mystery of the Earth -- 1. Buber as a Disciple of the Baal Shem Tov -- 2. Divine Vitality and the Revelation of the Shekhinah -- 3. The Doctrine of Sparks -- 4. The Mystery of the Earth and Life with the Secret -- Chapter Eight Hasidic Typologies of Devekut and the I-Thou Relations -- 1. Devekut and the I-Thou Relation -- 2. Typologies of Devekut in Hasidism -- 3. Buber's Typology of Devekut as Equating Devekut and Tikkun -- 4. The Inner Relation between Devekut and World-Mending -- 5. The Application of the Term "quot;I And Thou"quot; to States of Devekut -- Chapter Nine Buber's Dialogic Interpretation of the Doctrine of Tzimtzum -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Doctrine of Tzimtzum and the I-Thou Relationship8212;The Framework for the Discussion -- 3. First Move: The Hermeneutic Move8212;Dialogical Interpretation of the Doctrine of Tzimtzum -- 4. Second Move: God's Embodiment in Personality -- 5. Third Move: The Application of the Doctrine of Tzimtzum and Emanation in the Interpersonal Realm -- 6. The Fourth Move: Man Imposes Distance upon the Things Existing -- 7. The Fifth Move: Tzimtzum on Man's Part is a Redemptive Activity -- 8. The Sixth Move: Buber's Understanding of Revelation and the Ethical Act -- Chapter Ten I and Thou as Love Mysticism -- 1. Introduc
Summary Challenging the prevalent view that in order to establish his a oeDialogicala thought Martin Buber had to forsake his earlier a oemysticala work, Israel Koren demonstrates instead that mystical paradigms serve as the foundation for Bubera (TM)s dialogue and endow it with greater depth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-386) and indexes
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Subject Buber, Martin, 1878-1965.
Mysticism -- Judaism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009039189
ISBN 1282952226
9004181237 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9004181245 (electronic bk.)
9789004181236 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
9789004181243 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Mistorin shel ha-arets. English