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Martin Buber is known as one of the 20th century’s greatest Jewish scholars and thinkers, but he is less well known for his political...

Martin Buber is known as one of the 20th century’s greatest Jewish scholars and thinkers, but he is less well known for his political theory and activism. In Martin Buber’s Theopolitics (Indiana University Press, 2018), Samuel Hayim Brody demonstrates how Buber sees the bible as providing a blueprint for a state in which leadership ultimately belongs to God, and association through the (significantly reduced) mechanisms of state is voluntary. Brody’s book provides a significant new perspective on Buber’s Life and work.


David Gottlieb received his PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2018. He is the author of the forthcoming Second Slayings: The Binding of Isaac and the Formation of Jewish Memory (Gorgias Press, 2019).