David Birnbaum is known across Jewish and other religious circles as the author of God and Evil (KTAV, 1988). He is known globally as “the architect of Potentialism Theory” – a unified philosophy/cosmology/metaphysics. The paradigm-challenging theory is delineated in Birnbaum’s 3-volume Summa Metaphysica series (1988, 2005, 2014). See Philosophy1000.com.
A riposte to Summa Theologica of (St.) Thomas Aquinas, the Birnbaum treatise (see PotentialismTheory.com) challenges both the mainstream Western philosophy of Aristotelianism and the well propped-up British/atheistic cosmology of Randomness (see PotentialismTheory.com/ParadigmChallenge/). The focus of over 150 reviews and articles (see SummaCoverage.com), the work has been an assigned Course Text at over 15 institutions of higher learning globally (see SummaCourseText.com).
Summa Metaphysica was the focus of an international academic conference on Science & Religion in April of 2012 (see Conference1000.com). The work has been very widely covered globally. See RewindSumma.com.
David Birnbaum is the Editor-in-Chief of the in-progress Mesorah Matrix series on Jewish thought and spirituality. The series spans 10-volumes with 10 respective themes and includes hand-selected pieces from 150-180 global Jewish thought leader essayists (see Mesorah1000.com).
In the history realm, David Birnbaum is the author/chronicler of the 2-volume The Crucifixion – of the Jews, and of the 7-volume Jews, Church & Civilization. His Crucifixion series, in particular, traces a direct trajectory from the Canon Gospels in the First Century to Auschwitz in the Twentieth. See History1000.com.
Birnbaum is a graduate of Yeshiva University High School (Manhattan), CCNY (City College of New York – Engineering) and Harvard. His commentary blog is www.ManhattanObserver.com.
See also David1000.com
DAVID BIRNBAUM MAJOR WORKS
3-volume Summa Metaphysica* (www.philosophy1000.com)
2-volume The Crucifixion (www.crucifixion1000.com)
7-volume Jews, Church & Civilization (www.civilization1000.com)
10-volume Mesorah Matrix (www.mesorah1000.com)
(target completion: June 2019)
3-volume Summa Spinoffs (www.Spinoffs1000.com)
8-volume Potentialism Theory via Graphic-Narrative
* Summa I: Religious Man / God and Evil
Summa II: Spiritual Man / God and Good
Summa III: Secular Man / The Transcendent Dynamic
David Birnbaum’s Summa Metaphysica philosophy treatise proposes an original theory unifying science and religion.