Definitions for immanence

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  1. immanence, immanency(noun)

    the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain

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  1. immanence(Noun)

    The state of being immanent; inherency.

  2. immanence(Noun)

    The state of dwelling within and not extending beyond a given domain.

  3. immanence(Noun)

    The concept of the presence of deity in and throughout the real world; the idea that God is everywhere and in everything. Contrast transcendence.

  4. Origin: From immanent.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Immanence(noun)

    alt. of Immanency

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  1. Immanence

    Immanence refers to philosophical and metaphysical theories of divine presence in which the divine is seen to be manifested in or encompassing the material world. It is often contrasted with theories of transcendence, in which the divine is seen to be outside the material world. It is usually applied in monotheistic, pantheistic, pandeistic, or panentheistic faiths to suggest that the spiritual world permeates the mundane. Major faiths commonly devote significant philosophical efforts to explaining the relationship between immanence and transcendence, but these efforts run the gamut from casting immanence as a characteristic of a transcendent God to subsuming transcendent personal gods in a greater immanent being to approaching the question of transcendence as something which can only be answered through an appraisal of immanence.

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  1. Immanence

    the idea that the creative intelligence which made, with the regulative intelligence which governs, the universe, is inherent in it and pervades it.


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