Dissent and Dialogue – Dr. Paul Mendes-Flohr and Rabbi Cosgrove

October 24, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Dissent and Dialogue: On Buber, Faith and Jewish Identity
Thu | Oct 24 | 7:30 pm | 87th Street
Rabbi Cosgrove and Dr. Paul Mendes-Flohr

What is the meaning of our existence? How can we achieve connection with others? How do we find our way to God? Theologian and philosopher Martin Buber asked these questions over the course of his life, and his works continue to inspire conversation today. We will explore the extraordinary life of Martin Buber, his struggles with these essential topics, and his legacy as a seminal modern Jewish thinker.

This program is the New York book launch of Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent by Dr. Paul Mendes-Flohr and a part of our Reading Jewish Lives series.
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Dr. Paul Mendes-Flohr, who was Rabbi Cosgrove’s doctoral thesis advisor, is professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His major research interests include modern Jewish intellectual history, modern Jewish philosophy and religious thought, philosophy of religion, German intellectual history, and the history and sociology of intellectuals.

Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent by Paul Mendes-Flohr
presents the life of this seminal modern Jewish thinker and writer, best known for I and Thou. Mendes-Flohr situates Buber’s life and legacy in the intellectual and cultural life of German Jewry as well as in the broader European intellectual life of the first half of the twentieth century.

Books will be available to the PAS community at a 50% discount and with free shipping. Order online at jewishlives.org and use the promo code BUBERCLUB.