Truman G. Madsen, Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book. DVD, 106 minutes.
In this last known footage of beloved scholar Truman G. Madsen, two of his dear friends, David Noel Freedman, one of the world’s most respected biblical scholars, and Rabbi David Rosen, known as “the Pope’s Rabbi,” join Truman in separate conversations. With Freedman, he explores insights about the nature of God and His relationship with man, and with Rosen, he explores persistent problems of religious intolerance today.
DAVID NOEL FREEDMAN, one of the world’s foremost Bible experts and a renowned Hebrew scholar, compiled and edited the 120-volume Anchor Bible project, which includes commentaries by world-class scholars. In his conversation with Truman, freedman explores how the Latter-day Saint concept of God and man is consistent with the text of the Hebrew Bible. This illuminating discussion between personal friends is spellbinding.
RABBI DAVID ROSEN has represented world Jewry in its relations with other religions for many years. He was instrumental in bringing Pop John Paul II to Jerusalem, where the Pope issued a groundbreaking statement concerning the love of God for the Jewish people. In his conversation with Truman, Rabbi Rosen shares some of his wide-ranging experience bringing Christians, Muslims, and Jews together, and gives timely counsel about how to confront the challenge of religious intolerance today.