Biblical in origin, the expression "eclipse of God" refers to the Jewish concept of "hester panim," the act of God concealing his face as a way of punishing his disobedient subjects. Though this idea is deeply troubling for many people, in this book Martin Buber uses the expression hopefully--for a hiding God is also a God who can be found. First ...
Biblical in origin, the expression "eclipse of God" refers to the Jewish concept of "hester panim," the act of God concealing his face as a way of punishing his disobedient subjects. Though this idea is deeply troubling for many people, in this book Martin Buber uses the expression hopefully--for a hiding God is also a God who can be found. First published in 1952, "Eclipse of God" is a collection of nine essays concerning the relationship between religion and philosophy. The book features Buber's critique of the thematically interconnected--yet diverse--perspectives of Soren Kierkegaard, Hermann Cohen, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger, and other prominent modern thinkers. Buber deconstructs their philosophical conceptions of God and explains why religion needs philosophy to interpret what is authentic in spiritual encounters. He elucidates the religious implications of the I-Thou, or dialogical relationship, and explains how the exclusive focus on scientific knowledge in the modern world blocks the possibility of a personal relationship with God. Featuring a new introduction by Leora Batnitzky, "Eclipse of God "offers a glimpse into the mind of one of the modern world's greatest Jewish thinkers.
Good- As issued No Jacket. Book Spine lean, corner bumps, covers fading a bit, dampstaining to top edge of right edge of books(bleeds in about a quarter of an inch at its worst, never encroaching on the text), owner's insription, and other moderate shopwear.
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. this seems to be--though old--a new, unused book with very light aging and shelf wear. no writing or other such marks. , 152 p. notes to chapter v, "religion and modern thinking", pages 141-145; index, pages 147-152. from the front cover: "a critique of the key 20th century philosophies + existentialism + crisis theology + jungian psychology".
Good with No dust jacket as issued. Sound binding. Clean, tanned pages. Owner's name on ffep. Wraps have some fading at spine, overall shelf wear.; Critique of key 20th century philosophies, existentialism, crisis theology, and Jungian psychology.; 8.0" tall; 152 pages.
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