Skepticism, Atheism, and Religious Faith (RS 3MM3)
Fall 2007


Assignment due in class on November 26* from anyone who has not yet completed a Text Preparation assignment.

*Since part of the value of the text preparation assignment is that it will prepare you to be an active participant in tutorial and in class, it may only be submitted in class on the day it is due.  

Please read:

  • Martin Buber, "Religion and Philosophy" from Eclipse of God (1952) [essay in coursepack / book on reserve]

    see also my list of Errata for this translation

and address the following question, with close attention to the text, in 3-4 well-written paragraphs (spanning 2-3 pages):

Since this is your first reading of this text, and since we have not yet discussed it in class, you are not being asked to supply definitive answers but preliminary, thoughtful responses based on close attention to the text. Your answers may also include 1-2 important questions raised by your reading for further discussion.  

In preparing this assignment, please use parenthetical page references, as per the citation guidelines in 

Your assignment should be printed double-spaced and with one-inch margins, using a 10-12-point font.  Please number and staple the pages you hand in. 



posted November 20, 2007