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Download New Jerusalem (Dramatized): The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample New Jerusalem (Dramatized): The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656, by David Ives
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Ives Narrator: Edward Asner, Richard Easton, Andrea Gabriel, Arye Gross, Amy Pietz, James Wagner, Matthew Wolf Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As a young Jewish man in 17th century Amsterdam, Baruch de Spinoza excelled as a theological student; but as he encountered free-thinking Protestants, atheists, and radicals in this relatively tolerant city, he began to question his religion and the nature of God. As a result, he was branded a heretic and faced excommunication.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Matthew Wolf as Baruch de Spinoza; Edward Asner as Abraham van Valkenburgh; Richard Easton as Saul Levi Mortera; Andrea Gabriel as Clara; Arye Gross as Ben Israel; Amy Pietz as Rebekah; James Wagner as Simon de Vries.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steven Beales | 6/4/2013

    " Excellent play and introduction to life and ideas of Baruch de Spinoza - much more accessible than Spinoza'a own modern but abstruse philosophy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike Cavosie | 4/2/2013

    " Listened to the audiobook because I couldn't find a hard copy. The script is great; the presentation isn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 2/11/2013

    " A joy to own this play which I thoroughly enjoyed and to know someone else had really gotten the wonder of Spinoza and his God-intoxicatedness. "

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