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Martin Buber's Journey to Presence$
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Phil Huston

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780823227396

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823227396.001.0001

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The Presence of God

The Presence of God

(p.185) 5 The Presence of God
Martin Buber's Journey to Presence

Phil Huston

Fordham University Press

In this chapter, the two relevant elements that Buber failed to notice in understanding the presence of God are illustrated: the immediacy of the relation and the concreteness of the absolute. Initially, it is pointed out that it is a mistake to identify God with human beings and Hasidic ideas should be separated from Buber's ideas. Buber explains that God is not conceived by reason; God is the spiritual reality “emanating from the immediacy of existence as such”. In this chapter, Buber's notion of presence as such is summarized: Presence includes reciprocity, the confirmation of the meaning, and a call to the human being to prove this meaning through his actions. These elements therefore make up an actual strength in the life of the human being.

Keywords:   God, reality, spiritual, Haisidic, presence, realization, strength, human being

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