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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various religious theories postulating that a deity, mind, or spirit is immanent in the world and in the individual.

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Examples

  • The second example of it can be found in the question of pantheism -- or rather of a certain modern attitude which is often called immanentism, and which often is Buddhism.

    Orthodoxy

  • But, in fact, Townsend's views are simply a tired, dull, boring, and empty riff on the radical Catholicism exposed by Hitchcock and the collapsed immanentism referred to by de Lubac and von Hildebrand.

    Bizarre

  • Brentano, thus, seems to advocate a form of immanentism, according to which the intentional object is “in the head,” as it were.

    Franz Brentano

  • According to Pickstock it is this move away from a transcendent understanding of language which prepares the way for secular modernism: ‘“sophistic” immanentism is the ultimate foundation of these illusions’25.

    Mystical Theology and the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy

  • Neo-Platonism was the heritage which the Renaissance passed on to the following ages; these in turn developed the germs of immanentism contained in it.

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  • Instead, they bound themselves to paganism and Neo-Platonism, and plunged, unknowingly, into pantheism and immanentism.

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  • The Christian concept of the exaltation of man and of nature is profoundly different from that of Neo-Platonism and the Renaissance, because of the radical antithesis which exists between transcendentalism and immanentism.

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  • The same immanentism is observable in romantic man as in “nature.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Granted the basal axiom of this type of immanentism, it follows with irresistible cogency that our separate existence, consciousness, volitions and so forth are merely illusions.

    Problems of Immanence: studies critical and constructive

  • It is further needful to show that, in a very real sense, God is not unknowable; to rebut the charges preferred by Herbert Spencer against the traditional proofs of God's existence; to deal with the materials furnished by ethnography and the history of religions; and to study the various forms which monism and immanentism nowadays assume.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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  • "the doctrine that God or an abstract mind or spirit is contained within, not transcendent to, the world"

    October 5, 2009