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7-volume   Jews, Church & Civilization ( )


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10-volume   Mesorah Matrix ( )

150+ global thought leaders


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David Birnbaum Bio

David Birnbaum is a conceptual theorist. His first work God and Evil (KTAV, 1988) is considered by many to be a breakthrough modern day classic in the field of theodicy. See See also tape series:

Birnbaum is known globally as “the architect of Potentialism Theory” – a unified philosophy/cosmology/metaphysics. The paradigm-challenging theory (see is delineated in Birnbaum’s 3-volume Summa Metaphysica series (1988, 2005, 2014).  See

A riposte to Summa Theologica of (St.) Thomas Aquinas, the Birnbaum treatise challenges both the mainstream Western philosophy of Aristotelianism and the well propped-up British/atheistic cosmology of Randomness. See

The focus of over 150 reviews and articles, Summa Metaphysica has been an assigned Course Text at over 15 institutions of higher learning globally. See

Summa Metaphysica was the focus of an international academic conference on Science & Religion in April 16-19 2012 (see The work has been very widely covered globally. See

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+ global Jewish thought leader essayists. See

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

David Birnbaum has served on the faculty of the New School for Social Research in Manhattan. He is a graduate of Yeshiva University High School (Manhattan), CCNY (City College of New York – Engineering) and Harvard. His commentary blog is

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The David Birnbaum Summa Metaphysica philosophy treatise proposes an original philosophical theory unifying science and religion. See also David Birnbaum Quest for Potential (Q4P), Theory of Everything, unified metaphysics philosophy. The David Birnbaum metaphysics/cosmology unifies physics, spirituality and philosophy.

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