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This review provides some information about Manfred Davidmann and covers his work in the fields of General Management, Christianity and Judaism, referring to reports which had been placed on the website by September 1995.

Another review 'The World in Which We Live: Life and Living' covers later works placed on the website between September 1995 and December 2001. These provide a unique overview and deep understanding of how we live. We see people struggling worldwide for a better life, see basic causes of conflicts and confrontations and how to overcome them.

There are other works which are not mentioned in these reviews. For a complete list of available works see the Relevant Subject Index Pages and Site Overview which between them list all works by Manfred Davidmann which are available on the Internet, with short descriptions and links for downloading.



Manfred Davidmann has written a number of books and reports which have had considerable impact.

His work usually breaks new ground, opening up new areas of understanding and pointing to policies for a better future.

Outstanding is that his work and reports are generally accepted as objective, that is as factual, unbiased and independent, and so is what he has written about what happened in the past and about present-day events.

In this document are sections describing his work in:
General Management
Judaism
Christianity


General Management

What Manfred Davidmann has done in his work on the general management of enterprises and communities is to lay the foundation and develop what truly can be called 'management science'.

A management science which is objective, sees things as they are. Manfred Davidmann vividly asks us 'to see things as they are' and shows us how to do this. What he puts before us in his writings enables us to move into whatever direction we wish to take but, as he used to say in his lectures, 'at least we will be fully aware of the consequences of what we are doing'.


His work in the field of 'Motivation', for example, provided a clear definition of just what is meant by 'motivation', of the factors which motivate and of just what people are striving to achieve.

He lists what people are struggling to achieve, their needs and wants, their achievements and objectives. This progression shows underdeveloped and developed people as they are, human beings at different stages of an identical struggle for a better life against those who wish to profit from their condition.


Manfred Davidmann's report 'Style of Management' is a landmark in management and community science and methodology.

This report pulls the diverse world-wide events in labour relations and in government/people confrontation into a meaningful, clear and highly significant picture of interrelated events fitting into a consistent pattern.

It applies to community organisations, commercial enterprises, political parties, whole countries. The social assumptions underlying each of the styles are given, as are problems they create, the symptoms by which they can be recognised, and as are the ways people work together or against each other within them.

The extent to which authority is balanced between top and bottom, participation in decision-making and the corresponding style of management, are also discussed.

The right to strike is a basic component of any style of management and Manfred Davidmann defines it, giving its source and authority. He looks at the extent to which people are permitted to do so and at the extent to which they are able to do so, and what this indicates.


The 'Motivation Summary' and the 'Role of Managers under Different Styles of Management', which are reproduced here, were used by him for lecturing to degree-level students and for training experienced middle and senior managers.


Manfred Davidmann's report on 'Work and Pay' is a concise all-embracing review and analysis of the whole subject, in clear and easily understood language. What makes this report so special is that it covers incomes and differentials from the point of view of the owner or employer, from that of the individual and his family and from that of the community, discussing their interests and requirements.

When talking about pay, incomes and differentials we are dealing with matters which are at the centre of confrontation and conflict and around which rage controversy and strife. We are dealing with matters which determine how one man stands in relation to another, with something which depends on negotiation and bargaining between those who employ and those who are employed. The result is that almost all one sees about pay and differentials is biased towards one side or the other and both points of view are then equally misleading.

But Manfred Davidmann here provides the underlying knowledge and understanding for scientific determination and prediction of rates of pay, remuneration and differentials, of remuneration scales and of national patterns of pay and differentials.

These correlations and methods represent a major breakthrough and rates of pay, incomes and differentials can be assessed with a high degree of reliability. Now pay bargaining can include agreeing basic guide-lines of the kind described here as governing pay increases.

Illustrated are National Remuneration Scales which record the remuneration pattern for a group or profession and the position of every individual in it, showing also how income depends on age and degree of success. Illustrated also is the National Remuneration Pattern which is a precise pictorial record of the differentials within a country, from top to bottom, from young to old. Both are used to assess changes in pay, remuneration and differentials for individuals, groups and professions.


Manfred Davidmann's comprehensive and relevant study of 'Social Responsibility, Profits and Social Accountability' had almost immediate impact. This was the first time that incidents, disasters and catastrophes were put together as individual case studies and reviewed as a whole. It was also the first time it was pointed out that we were facing a sequence of events which were increasing in frequency, in severity and in extent, and that something had to be done about this.

Manfred Davidmann lists what has to be done. His analysis was first published in 1981. Now we see a world-wide struggle for social accountability, for achieving aims such as those stated in this report. Many people world-wide are now struggling to achieve them.

The points were made so convincingly in this report that it made people aware that public demonstrations and public protests by concerned groups could be an essential survival mechanism under end-of-twentieth-century conditions.


Judaism and Christianity

In his work on Judaism and on the origin of Christianity, Manfred Davidmann explores and solves the question of what actually happened to Jewish belief and practice over two thousand years ago just before Christianity came into being, and how Christianity originated.

In so doing he has uncovered a story of events which had been misrepresented and distorted by political propaganda. Events which had been deeply buried by those who had a vested interest in the outcome, in what people expected from life, in what people believed and practised, in what was being taught.

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Christianity


Judaism

Manfred Davidmann's 'Struggle for Freedom: The Social Cause- and-Effect Relationship' is a major review and analysis of the social laws and social system of the Torah and of the Social Cause-and-Effect Relationship. It also reviews the role of religion and of Judaism under modern conditions.

Manfred Davidmann begins by outlining the social and economic environment in which we live, the problems of today, and then discusses uses and misuses of religion in such circumstances. He then outlines the meaning and significance of Judaism, of the essential but little-known social and economic laws of behaviour, sketched within the environment in which we live and work.

Manfred Davidmann shows that the Torah contains a complete system of social laws which guarantee freedom and equality and which prevent people from being exploited through need. He discusses the impact of their application on people's behaviour and on the quality of their lives.

The Social Cause-and-Effect Relationship is stated in the Torah as a scientific law which applies to all, no matter where one lives, or what one believes in, or one's state of development.

Manfred Davidmann illustrates the operation of the Social Cause-and-Effect Relationship by showing why the Jewish people twice lost their country. He points out that a new factor has entered the equation: The impact of technology, of increasing speed of transport and communication, the accelerating speed of change.

It is important to learn the lessons of the past. We cannot afford to make the same mistakes again as this time the planet would become uninhabitable for human beings.


Manfred Davidmann details the Social Cause-and-Effect Relationship in biblical language as well as in plain English, detailing the consequences of either following the laws or else of ignoring them.


In 'History Speaks: Monarchy, Exile and Maccabees', Manfred Davidmann looks at Jewish history, finding the actual causes of the defeat of the people and loss of country. More particularly he reviews and analyses what is known about King Solomon's reign and that of the Maccabean dynasty. Included are the social conditions and the trend of events in relation to the type and style of government.

Manfred Davidmann succeeds in opening our eyes to what actually happened, a matter of biblical archaeology. Jewish history shows that each time the country was lost, it was lost in accordance with the Social Cause-and-Effect Relationship as predicted by the prophets.


'At the Time of Jesus, This is What Actually Happened in Israel: The Truth about Hillel and his Times' is a document describing what actually happened at the time of Jesus to Jewish belief and practice, based on research into texts published close to the events.

Here Manfred Davidmann records a breathtaking journey of discovery through events which shaped today's world and today's problems. This is factual and conclusive, a documented statement of what Jewish writers then recorded about what had happened at about the time of Jesus to Jewish belief and practice, an exercise in biblical archaeology.

It is also a fully documented record of previously undiscovered material in the Talmud about Hillel, about his origin and background, about his political beliefs, about the decisive struggle going on within Judaism at that time. The resulting struggle changed Judaism, determined the fate of the Jewish people and gave rise to Christianity.


Manfred Davidmann includes a clear, concise and factual summary statement outlining what the Talmud is and how it came to be written, describing its relative authority and that of its components. Included also is a similar statement about the Halacha (code of Jewish rabbinical law). He shows how Torah, Talmud and Halacha are related to each other and states their relative scope and authority.


'One Law for All: Freedom Now, Freedom for Ever' is a fully documented record describing the decisive struggles within Judaism which accompanied the birth of rabbinical Judaism. It describes also how people felt about what was happening. And also how the Talmud recorded events and recorded what would have to be done to reverse the trend of events.

Manfred Davidmann here uncovers the innermost secrets of the Talmud, secrets which were buried and hidden there and whose existence had been forgotten for close to 2,000 years until he published his work.

There are two sides, two policies. So controversies arose about the meaning of Jewish law, about how and whether certain Torah laws should be observed. They argued in religious terms about social and political policies.

The resulting struggle changed Judaism, determined the fate of the Jewish people and gave rise to Christianity and it is this struggle which is exposed here to the light of day.


You can see here how the Talmud refers in one detailed example to early Christians and their beliefs. You can see codes used by the early writers of the Talmud to ensure that later generations could not distort or misrepresent the message which was really there. And you can see how they linked relevant stories and arguments in the same way as was used contemporaneously by Christian gospel writers.


In 'Jewish Belief and Practice' Manfred Davidmann provides the required background knowledge of the essential core of Jewish belief and practice for drawing the only possible conclusion, namely that the procedure called 'Prosbul' is invalid.

Manfred Davidmann proves that the Prosbul is contrary to the laws and the intent of the Torah, and that Hillel had no authority for making such a ruling. Manfred Davidmann then annuls the Prosbul. This decision will have far-reaching effects on what Jewish people believe and practice.


In 'The Right to the Land of Israel' Manfred Davidmann proves that the right to the land in which one lives, that is the strength and success of a people, depends on how people behave towards each other. And this applies to all.

He shows that the history of the Jewish people provides a clear and convincing example. The Jewish people twice lost their country, were driven out of Israel, because they were unaware of the inevitability with which their own behaviour was causing their downfall.

The same process is taking place today.

Manfred Davidmann points out that a new factor has now entered the equation. The impact of technology, of increasing speed of transport and communication, the accelerating speed of change. This time the planet would become uninhabitable for human beings.

The only way to change the pattern of events and reverse the trend is to change behaviour. Manfred Davidmann considers how this can be done.


In 'Causes of Antisemitism' Manfred Davidmann shows that there are two separate root causes of antisemitism, and these he describes clearly.

The conclusion is that while one cause is of international concern and can be remedied by increasing peoples' awareness, the other is under the control of the Jewish people and can be remedied from within.


'Policies for a Better Future' contains findings and conclusions based on extensive research reported by Manfred Davidmann over a period of time in his other publications.

Manfred Davidmann shows that the Torah contains a statement of scientific social laws of behaviour and of community and social organisation.

He proves that keeping the social laws of the Torah guarantees human rights. These laws apply to all people alike. He also explains how the application of these social laws affects not only the standard of living of all members of society, but the future of the planet as a whole.


Christianity

In 'Liberation Theology: Basis - Past - Present - Future' Manfred Davidmann combines information from both Christian and Jewish sources and discusses the origin of Christianity. He shows that it is possible to analyse effectively how the Christian Canon developed, the order in which the material was written, the arguments for and against basic tenants of the faith.

Liberation theologians emphasise compassion and leadership in the struggle against oppressors, in the struggle for a better life here and now in this life.

Manfred Davidmann concludes that Christianity is struggling forward towards its roots in response to the social and economic problems of global humanity at the present time. Towards what Jesus taught, towards those central beliefs which were argued about and discussed by Paul and the writers of the Gospels (See the later "Origin of Christianity").


In 'ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM', Manfred Davidmann proves what Jesus really taught. Early Christians, being mostly Jews, followed these laws.

Manfred Davidmann describes and proves how Paul changed what Jesus had taught, and how this became Christianity's official doctrine. Outstanding are the sections on Paul and the Gospels: Manfred Davidmann shows that Paul's ideology was first opposed and that successive gospel writers then changed the record in Paul's favour, and how they did it.

On the other hand Manfred Davidmann shows that the Talmud (especially the Mishnah) tells how a similar process took place within Judaism at the same time.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, within the context of the findings reported here, become much more meaningful. In turn, the knowledge gained from them is part of the pattern of events recorded here for the first time.

What you find here is scientific analysis of facts established by the methods of biblical archaeology.


In 'The Right to the Land of Israel' Manfred Davidmann proves that the right to the land in which one lives, that is the strength and success of a people, depends on how people behave towards each other. And this applies to all.

He shows that the history of the Jewish people provides a clear and convincing example. The Jewish people twice lost their country, were driven out of Israel, because they were unaware of the inevitability with which their own behaviour was causing their downfall.

The same process is taking place today.

Manfred Davidmann points out that a new factor has now entered the equation. The impact of technology, of increasing speed of transport and communication, the accelerating speed of change. This time the planet would become uninhabitable for human beings.

The only way to change the pattern of events and reverse the trend is to change behaviour. Manfred Davidmann considers how this can be done.



Relevant Subject Index Pages and Site Overview


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