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Transcendent Dynamic

Transcendent Dynamic

by David Birnbaum
Transcendent Dynamic

Transcendent Dynamic

by David Birnbaum

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Overview

Summa Metaphysica proposes a comprehensive and
integrated metaphysical structure – a new paradigm.
Summa I: God and Evil: Religious Man (published 1988)
and Summa II: God and Good: Spiritual Man (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 Summa II: God
and Good: Spiritual Man (17 years later) the author
lays out his overarching metaphysical structure in very
significantly greater scope, depth, breadth and texture.
Summa III: The Transcendent Dynamic: Secular Man offers
a metaphysics for 'Everyman' – de-linked from any spirituality
or religious aspects. It might best be classified as 'scientific
metaphysics'. It Is anchored In a creative finesse of science and logic.
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 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.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149599448
Publisher: New Paradigm Matrix
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Summa Metaphysica , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 17 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
2001–2005. 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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