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Author Urban, Martina.

Title Aesthetics of renewal : Martin Buber's early representation of Hasidism as kulturkritik / Martina Urban
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 238 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Buber's Hermeneutic Horizon; 2 The Anthology and the Jewish Renaissance; 3 Zionist Anthologies; 4 In Search of Collaborators; 5 The Galician Circle of Elusive Collaborators; 6 Ahad Ha'am's Theory of Culture Revised; 7 Sprachkritik: The Crisis of Perception; 8 Jewish Culture: Between Mystical Aesthetics and Lebensphilosophie; 9 A Phenomenology of Hasidic Mysticism; Conclusion; Appendix: Buber's Sources for Die Legende des Baalschem; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Martin Buber's embrace of Hasidism at the start of the twentieth century was instrumental to the revival of this popular form of Jewish mysticism. Hoping to instigate a Jewish cultural and spiritual renaissance, he published a series of anthologies of Hasidic teachings written in German to introduce the tradition to a wide audience. In Aesthetics of Renewal, Martina Urban closely analyzes Buber's writings and sources to explore his interpretation of Hasidic spirituality as a form of cultural criticism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
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Subject Buber, Martin, 1878-1965.
Spiritual life -- Judaism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007052246
ISBN 0226842738 (electronic bk.)
9780226842738 (electronic bk.)