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Gog and Magog (1941) [Novel]
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Originally titled For the Sake of Heaven, Gog and Magog is a fictional religious chronicle in which the heroes are Hasidic rabbis. The setting for the novel is Poland and Hungary during the Napoleonic wars at the end of the eighteenth century. Although magic and superstition play their parts in the story, it is really Martin Buber's effort to articulate two approaches to the question: May men use evil to accomplish good? May men take power into their own hands - even to do the work of redemption - without submitting first to the will of God? More particularly, Buber unfolds the inner world of messianic longing and expectations that characterized Judaism then and continues to characterize it to the present day.

Original title: Gog u-Magog
Alternative titles: For the Sake of Heaven
Original languages: Hebrew


Genre: FictionReligiousJudaism

Edition #1: Gog and Magog

Gog and Magog (1953)
Edition Details:

From the German translation Gog und Magog, eine Chronik, published in 1949.

Language: English

Translated by: Ludwig Lewisohn
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Gog and Magog (March 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815605897
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.1 x 0.7
Pages: 316

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For the Sake of Heaven (1958)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Meridian Books
Pages: 316

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