Re: Existentialist or religious prophet?
[ Martin Buber - Discussions ]
Written by Sean Scully at 06 Jun 2000 05:06:17:
As an answer to: Existentialist or religious prophet? written by Ture Lensman at 18 May 2000 12:57:50:
>Was Martin Buber really an existentialist? Is it possible that Buber was influenced by the ancient hebrew religion? What are the differences?
>Buber says himself that he isn't a mystic or a philosopher but hasidism seems to be a quasi mystical tradition. Not focused, however, on mystical experience, but on the every day experience of here and now. Existentialism shares Bubers focus on the here and now. Beyond that Buber points to the necessity of both relations.