How do gods and spirits come to feel vividly real to people―as if they were standing right next to them? Humans tend to see supernatural agents everywhere, as the cognitive science of religion has shown. But it isn’t easy to maintain a sense that there are invisible spirits who care about you.
Martin Buber contrasts the faith of Abraham with the faith of St Paul and ponders the possibilities of reconciliation between the two. He offers a sincere and reverent Jewish view of Christ and of the unique and decisive character of His message to Jew and Gentile.