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Divine Immanence is seen as the continual production of the principal causes or dispositions which enable created things to act and change.
The freedom that creatures can have is the freedom to act as they want, at times that they choose, with their actions appearing both to themselves and to others to be as if from their own nature[22].
The hypothesis of Divine Dispositional Immanence is that God does provide life, and that the variability of the reception is according to some actual feature of the recipient.
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  AllRefer.com - immanence (Religion, General) - Encyclopedia
The immanence of God in the world is the basic feature of pantheism.
Among the most important philosophies using the concept of immanence are Stoicism and the systems of Giordano Bruno and Spinoza.
In general, the great monotheistic religions have held that God is both immanent and transcendent, although individual thinkers have tended to emphasize one or the other aspect.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Immanence, derived from the Latin in manere "to remain within", refers to philosophical and metaphysical theories of the divine as existing and acting within the mind or the world.
Immanence is one of the five key concepts in Druze, and is represented by the color white.
In this meaning immanence is distinct from transcendence, the latter being understood as the divinity being set apart from or transcending the World (an exception being Giovanni Gentile's "Actual Idealism" wherein immanence of subject is considered identified with transcendence over the material world).
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 plane of immanence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thus: Becomings and multiplicities intersect the plane of immanence or consistency, "the intersection of all concrete forms....It is the abstract Figure, or rather since it has no form itself, the abstract machine of which each concrete assemblage is a multiplicity, a becoming, a segment, a vibration." (plateaux p.251-2).
The plane of immanence constitues "the absolute ground of philosophy, its earth or deterritorialization, the foundation on which it creates its concepts." The plane of immanence presents two sides to us, extension and thought, or rather two powers, the power of being and the power of thinking.
Immanence is opposed to transcendence, vertical Being, imperial State in the sky or on earth, where there is religion.
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 immanence - HighBeam Encyclopedia
immanence [Lat.,=dwelling in], in metaphysics, the presence within the natural world of a spiritual or cosmic principle, especially of the Deity.
Language, suffering, and the question of immanence: toward a respectful phenomenological psychopathology*.
La Fontaine and Rococo style: Metonymy, immanence, and Euphemization in Les amours de Psyche et de Cupidon.
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Immanence, une vie It seems to me that the question of immanence runs throughout the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia and that one might even pose the first mandate of the project to discover the plane of immanence.
Thus "the transcendental field would be defined as a pure plane of immanence, because it flees from every transcendence of the subject and the object." The transcendental is defined in terms of immanence because both are posed against the transcendent, specifically against the transcendence of Subject and Object.
Immanence of Society In the history of European philosophy, the immanence/transcendence problematic pertains equally to the metaphysical (or theological) domain and to the political.
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 20th WCP: The Self, the Other, the Self as An/other: A Reading of Early Sartre
His ultimate aim is to arrive at the notion of immanence purified of any transcendent elements and to use that notion as a clue for his definition of subjectivity.
Opposed to the field of immanence where the subjectivity is situated is the sphere of all that is other to me. The things that I am not - the surrounding world, the body, other people - are given to me in a mediated and indirect way.
He therefore proposes the concept of the genuine (reelle) immanence which comprises not only the life of the consciousness but all the universal essences that are absolutely given even though they are not actually immanent.
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 20th Century Theology (Grenz and Olson)
Grenz and Olson are convinced that the interplay between transcendence immanence is the “central theological concern” that has contributed to determining the specific path that theology has taken in the last hundred years (10).
Grenz and Olson claim that the trend toward immanence in the 1960s was also evident in the rise of liberation theologies—Black theology, Latin American liberation theology, and feminist theology.
With chapter nine, Grenz and Olson discuss the rise of “narrative theology” during the 1970s and its attempt to utilize the concept of “story” as the central motif for theological reflection (271).
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 Immanence - Definition, explanation
In this meaning immanence is distinct from transcendence, the latter being understood as the divinity being set apart from or transcending the World.
Henry David Thoreau was a prominent proponent of the immanence viewpoint.
Another meaning of immanence is that it is something that is contained within, or remains within the boundaries of a person, of the world, or of the mind.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/i/im/immanence.php   (497 words)

 The Field of Tensions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The All is a symbolism of the tension between transcendence and immanence.
The position of a “pan-transcendence” might serve the same function vis-à-vis a “radical immanence” as vice versa supra, with the only significant distinction being one of a partisan claim to superiority (insofar as transcendence is deemed superior to immanence).
Or, conversely: The experience of the tension between immanence and transcendence (in all its complexity as adumbrated above) is itself also the experience of salvation as imperfect process (not necessarily involving the psychological component of “assuredness”).
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immanence are to alternate in ascendancy and decline.
immanence, properly so called, was concerned with solving the problem of the world's origin and organization: the universe was the resultant of an absolutely necessary,
Supernatural truth is, in fact, offered to an intelligence in full possession of its resources, and the reasonable assent which we give to revealed dogmas is by no means "a bondage" or "a limitation of the rights of thought".
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Therefore transcendence is not the antonym of immanence.
However the realization of this immanence is not fully present (just as the realization of the transcendent aspect is not fully present) and must necessarily grow through experience.
So immanence is necessary for transcendence and transcendence necessary for immanence and in dynamic terms it is very important to recognize this fact.
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 FToI: Politics of Immanence, Politics of Transcendence
The politics of immanence is a politics of ultimate principles, in which the entire political edifice is (re-)instituted around a certain referential point—race, history, ethics or religion—that functions, in first glance, not only as the raison d'être of the existing regime, but also, more significantly, as the historical necessity for its emergence.
In the politics of immanence the borders are totally fixed, not only to guard the sovereign referent from the other outside, but more significantly, from the other inside.
That is why politics of immanence cannot survive without the presence of an outside threat or a foreign agent—call it as you wish, no shortage of terms in this case—that apparently has sworn to undermine this phantasmic principle.
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 Immanence - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A range of types, each shading into the other, can be abstracted from this survey.
In the monotheism of Judaism and Islam, Holy Being is conceived at...
Hopkins's poetry is a celebration of God's immanence, and of the shocking beauty and strangeness of the natural order: “The world is charged with the...
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We have argued so far that modernity, ergo comprehensive secularism, is a form of immanence, therefore rising levels of secularisation would also mean rising levels of immanentisation.
Spinoza, Kant and Hegel all operate in terms of this stage of immanence, which, despite all its fluctuations and divisions, is logocentric.
There are different varieties of monism, depending on the place of immanence and the centre of the universe (the subject or the object, nature-matter, or the Self).
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Immanence philosophy seeks its standpoint or Archimedean point within time.
Immanence philosophy cannot understand any of the horizons of our experience: the religious dimension of the selfhood, the dimension of cosmic time, the dimension of the modal aspects and the dimension of individuality structures (II, 489).
Thus, it tries to critique immanence philosophy from its own standpoint within time, showing that it leads to insoluble contradictions and antinomies.
members.shaw.ca /jgfriesen/Definitions/Immanence.html   (723 words)

 Divine Immanence and Transcendence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
On this basis I believe that we have a true Immanence with the DDI thesis, whereby we have a God who gives beings all their capacities and liabilities: all their capacities to act and react.
We may reflect that if God is Immanent in the world, then we would expect Immanence to be for some purpose essential to the operation of nature, and we should not be surprised if the investigations of physics have unwittingly described some of the modes of Divine operation in the world.
First, Immanence should not be taken to mean that the Divine is only in natural things, as then God would not also be Transcendent, only that He is at least in nature.
www.theisticscience.org /principles/immanence.html   (4102 words)

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