emanationism


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emanationism

a theory of the origin of the world by a series of emanations from the Godhead. Also called emanatism. — emanationist, n.emanational, adj.
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Despite flirtations with Neoplatonic emanationism, scholars came to recognize that creation was God's free choice.
This is the dark side of emanationism, analogous to the Uncanny--the "Mysterium Tremendum"--that Rudolph Otto described:
Merlan, "Emanationism," Encyclopedia of Philosophy, second edition, ed.