Bach, H. I. The German Jew: A Synthesis of Judaism and Western Civilization, 1730-1930. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984. This volume discusses Martin Buber’s work in the context of a history of German Jewry. An excellent survey, providing valuable background for the understanding of Buber’s thought and philosophy.
Breslauer, Daniel S. Martin Buber on Myth: An Introduction. New York: Garland, 1990. A thorough introduction to Buber’s thought on myth dealing with such subjects as “the Bible,” “Eden,” “Language,” and “Hasidism.” Includes a bibliography and index.
Diamond, Malcolm L. Martin Buber: Jewish Existentialist. New York: Oxford University Press, 1960. A reading of Buber’s works in the context of modern existential philosophy. Includes a selected bibliography and index.
Friedman, Maurice S. Martin Buber and the Eternal. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1986. A solid introduction to Buber’s thought in terms of Western and Asian religion, existentialism, and religious education. Includes an index.
Friedman, Maurice S. Martin Buber’s Life and Work. Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, 1988. A full, authoritative biography on Buber including extensive chapter notes and an index.
Kepnes, Steven. The Text as Thou: Martin Buber’s Dialogical Hermeneutics and Narrative Theology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992. Discusses how Buber’s hermeneutics were influenced by the ideas of Romanticism. Includes a major section on “narrative theology.”
Kohanski, Alexander S. An Analytical Interpretation of Martin Buber’s “I and Thou.” Woodbury, New York: Barron’s, 1975. A complete introduction to I and Thou. Includes an introduction and glossary.
Moore, Donald J. Martin Buber: Prophet of Religious Secularism. 2d ed. New York: Fordham University Press, 1996. Includes a biographical portrait of Buber and discussions of his “critique of religion.” Contains a bibliography and index.
Silberstein, Laurence J. Martin Buber’s Social and Religious Thought: Alienation and the Quest for Meaning. New York: New York University Press, 1989. Discussions of Buber’s religious thought as it relates to social imperatives. Includes notes, bibliography, and index.
Streiker, Lowell. The Promise of Buber. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1969. Discusses Buber’s philosophy of dialogue. Contains a suggested reading list of Buber’s works and an index.
Vermes, Pamela. Buber. Jewish Thinkers series/ New York: Grove Press, 1988. This volume provides a concise and well-informed introduction to Buber’s thought and works.