The Church and the Jews
- The Lectures of Dr. David Neiman
- Narrated by: David Neiman
- Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
- Release date: 06-10-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Midnight Shadow Productions
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By Acteon on 01-03-16
Illuminating, insightful and stimulating
Would you listen to The Church and the Jews again? Why?
Yes, it is full of interesting information and insights.
What about David Neiman’s performance did you like?
Dr.Neiman breathes life into everything he mentions.
Any additional comments?
Dr.Neiman was one of those scholars of the old school who make me regret not having the qualities necessary to become one. Such scholars command a vast store of knowledge that enables them to draw together divers elements into a web of understanding; to partake of this is both enlightening and exhilarating. I am truly grateful that Dr.Neiman's lectures are available now as audiobooks; they are among those things that make me happy to be alive today.
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By Zaubermond on 05-02-18
Every Christian should hear Dr Neiman
Dr Neiman's lecture series is simply outstanding. Whether you are a Christian or a Jew, you will enjoy him tremendously because he is an absolutely unparalleled teacher.
But if you are a Christian, you may need to listen to this information because it covers history that is almost entirely neglected in a so-called Christian education and upbringing. In my experience, this entire history is ignored, if not exactly intentionally neglected, in the Christians I have known. It is appalling to find so few have any historical knowledge of the religion out of which their own emerged. But this need not be so.
Coming from a family background of mixed Christian and Jewish heritage, and having married a man who is of the same, we've often talked about how we've felt as if we didn't quite belong in either group. In this series, I found greater, older echoes of this sense of ambiguity.
The Church has never quite known what to do with the conflict between their new religion which was built upon Judaism and their belief that the Jews had rejected Christ and were therefore damned. This is the conundrum (for the Church) with which the series opens.
The discussion of the Diaspora and the Sephardi and Ashkenazi contributions to European culture is thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening throughout. Persecutions, forced and/or nearly inevitable conversions based on the need to survive and preserve one's family, and ghetto segregations are also a shameful, but inseparable part of their story. Obviously, modern persecutions did not simply arise out of thin air, and this, too, is an especially neglected area of history for those Christians who seem to think Hitler just came up with some bad ideas and have no idea how far all of this reaches back in history.
Neiman handles it all with equanimity, bringing in his immense erudition and knowledge of multiple languages to enliven his presentation. I could listen to him for years.
I've found all of Dr. Neiman's work to be edifying, thought provoking, and meaningful. Please listen to him and share this title with others. I promise you it will be time well spent!
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