God and Good

God and Good

by David Birnbaum
God and Good

God and Good

by David Birnbaum



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Summa Metaphysica proposes a comprehensive
and integrated metaphysical structure – a new paradigm.

God and Evil (published 1988) and God and Good (first launched 2005 online) comprise Birnbaum's Summa Metaphysica series. The author has proposed that one fundamental concept – and one fundamental concept alone – Quest for Potential8 (recursive to the infinite power) – ignited – and drives – the cosmos – and the integral infinite divine.

Building upon his 1988 treatise, in God and Good (18 years later) the author lays out his overarching metaphysical structure in very significantly greater scope, depth, breadth and texture.

Birnbaum's paradigm is non–linear, as opposed to the linearity of the great bulk of Western philosophy. It is non–circular, as opposed to the circularity of much of Eastern philosophy. Rather, Birnbaum's paradigm is what the author refers to as a "spiral/reflexive" dynamic (elucidated in the text). The author proposes that this Quest for Potential8 paradigm more elegantly explains the dynamics of the cosmos – and of life, in particular – than alternate propositions.

According to the Birnbaum, only the full plethora of potentials – and the quest thereof – could have ignited the cosmos. The combined potentials for love, life, intellectuality, spirituality and, indeed, for an infinitely Perfect Divine, ignited, birthed, nurtured, and projected the cosmos onward on its quest towards infinity. 'Extraordinariation,' according to the author, is the overarching goal.

Thomas Aquinas wrote Summa Theologica c. 1273 within a Christian context. The Summa Metaphysica series, proposing an original, dynamic, overarching, and integrated metaphysics, is crafted within a Jewish context seven hundred years later.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014212694
Publisher: New Paradigm Matrix
Publication date: 04/05/2005
Series: Summa Metaphysica , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 562
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Private scholar David Birnbaum is known in academic circles primarily as the author of the Summa Metaphysica series: an overarching metaphysics. He is a graduate of Yeshiva Dov Revel, Yeshiva
University High School, CCNY and Harvard.
God and Evil (1988), the first book in the landmark Summa Metaphysica series, has been assigned as a Required Text at
universities around the world, and was a Book of the Month feature selection of the
Jewish Book Club. The work has gone through Five Printings and eighteen thousand copies
to date. The author is known as a leading
conceptual theorist.
The two–volume Summa Metaphysica series was crafted over a twenty–six year span, 1982–1988 and then 2001–2008. It was the prime focus of a major international academic conference at Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY), April 2012. [see www.Bard1000.com].
Jews, Church & Civilization – Birnbaum’s seven–volume integrated Jewish TimeLine work – was crafted in the 2002–2012 period.
David Birnbaum’s works have been used as course texts at Brandeis, Hebrew University, Yeshiva University, Hebrew Union College, Tel Aviv University, Emory, JTS, Bar Ilan, and Union Theological Seminary, among others. His works have been reviewed by dozens of leading
academic journals worldwide.
A long time ago, he taught “The Science
of Strategy” at the New School in NY.
He lives and works in Manhattan.
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